Information seeking behavioural paths of physicians for diabetes mellitus care: a qualitative comparative analysis of information needs, sources, and barriers

Kostagiolas, P.A, Kourouthanasis, 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, 7 (1). pp. 13-28. ISSN 2047-6965

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: information seeking behaviour,information needs,information satisfaction,fsqca,diabetes mellitus
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2020 23:47
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/65904
DOI: 10.1080/20476965.2017.1390050

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