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How nurses behave online?

Kostagiolas, P.A.; Martzoukou, K.; Intas, G.; Niakas, D.


P.A. Kostagiolas

G. Intas

D. Niakas


Registered nurses constitute the largest group of healthcare professionals with a rather distinctive and crucial role in healthcare services provision. For keeping up with their professional advances and follow the rapid and multifaceted scientific advances of medical practices they constantly require high quality of information. Internet and the online information resources play an important role towards the satisfaction of continual online information needs of nurses. This paper aims to investigate the online information needs of nurses and their internet seeking behaviour. Moreover, their perceptions for the role of information in nursing profession are studied. A survey informed by the Wilsons macro-model for information seeking behaviour is developed and included 87 registered nurses working at a public hospital. Data analysis involves descriptive statistics and non-parametric tests of correlation and differences between groups.


KOSTAGIOLAS, P.A., MARTZOUKOU, K., INTAS, G. and NIAKAS, D. 2014. How nurses behave online? Nurses' online information needs and internet seeking behaviour. In Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on advances in social science, management and human behaviour (SMHB 2014), 25-26 October 2014, Zurich, Switzerland. New York: Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors (IRED) [online], pages 192-199. Available from:

Conference Name 2nd International conference on advances in social science, management and human behaviour (SMHB 2014)
Start Date Oct 25, 2014
End Date Oct 26, 2014
Acceptance Date Oct 25, 2014
Online Publication Date Oct 25, 2014
Publication Date Dec 31, 2014
Deposit Date Aug 13, 2015
Publicly Available Date Aug 13, 2015
Publisher Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors
Pages 192-199
Keywords Information seeking behaviour; Information needs; Information sources; Information seeking barriers; Information effects; Nurses
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