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Nourishing healthcare information over Facebook

Adzharuddina, Nor Azura and Mohd Ramly, Norazmie (2014) Nourishing healthcare information over Facebook. In: Global Conference on Business & Social Science-2014, GCBSS-2014, 15-16 Dec. 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 383-389.

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Abstract

This study is based on the review of literature, focusing on new media namely Facebook in sustaining and nourishing healthcare information to its users. This is to recognise the capability of Facebook in providing health information and contribute to further awareness on healthcare, nutrition, diet, diseases and remedy information. In addition, it also examines health-related Facebook pages administered by healthcare providers for example specialist, physician, nutritionist or dietician in disseminating information mainly on health; in creating awareness and encouraging behavioural changes. Facebook pages with health-related information were discussed to see how they can be beneficial to new media users.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keyword:New media; Health communication; Facebook; Healthcare information; IMB skills model
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher:Elsevier (ScienceDirect)
DOI Number:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.384
Altmetrics:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042815004218
ID Code:38903
Deposited By: Nursyafinaz Mohd Noh
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 08:34
Last Modified:22 Jun 2015 08:34

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