Title

Meeting chinese older adults’ health information needs: The role of public libraries

Publication Date

7-1-2020

Document Type

Article

Department

Information

Publication Title

Library Quarterly

Volume

90

Issue

3

DOI

10.1086/708961

First Page

332

Last Page

348

Abstract

Focus group interviews were conducted to investigate Chinese older adults’ health information needs, seeking to inform public libraries’ efforts in improving their health literacy. Through the identification of their health concerns, the challenges they encounter when seeking health information, and their expectations of using the library to fulfill their health information needs, this study delineates older adults’ “felt need” for public library’s health information services. Findings of the study will help public libraries in China and in other nations that have a sizable population of Chinese immigrants gain insights on how to develop and implement meaningful services to meet older adults’ health information needs and ultimately enhance their health literacy.

Funding Number

16BTQ016

Funding Sponsor

National Office for Philosophy and Social Sciences

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