Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers.
Kostagiolas, P.A.; Kourouthanassis, P.E.; Martzoukou, K.; Korfiatis, N.; Niakas, D.
This study addresses diabetes physicians' information seeking behavioural paths (digital, conventional, interpersonal) which lead to information needs satisfaction and the barriers encountered in this process. The study was based on empirical evidence from a survey of 159 physicians. Theoretical analysis was informed by Wilson's model of information seeking behaviour. The data were analysed using fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis method. The method was successful in identifying five behavioural paths leading to physicians' information needs satisfaction (professional/health coaching) which demonstrate different relationships between information sources (conventional/interpersonal/digital) and information barriers (personal/digital illiteracy) and five behavioural paths that are not leading to satisfaction.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Mar 31, 2018|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., KOUROUTHANASSIS, P.E., MARTZOUKOU, K., KORFIATIS, N. and NIAKAS, D. 2018. Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers. Health systems [online], 7(1), pages 13-28. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/20476965.2017.1390050|
|Keywords||Information seeking behaviour; Information needs; Information satisfaction; Fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis; Diabetes mellitus|
|Additional Information||Martzoukou, Konstantina -- Panel B|
KOSTAGIOLAS 2018 Information seeking behavioural paths
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