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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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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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
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Publisher: Elsevier (ScienceDirect)
Keywords: New media; Health communication; Facebook; Healthcare information; IMB skills model
Depositing User: Nursyafinaz Mohd Noh
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 08:34
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2015 08:34
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