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dc.contributor.authorO'Higgins, A
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, O C
dc.contributor.authorEgan, A
dc.contributor.authorMullaney, L
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, S
dc.contributor.authorTurner, M J
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-07T14:57:10Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-07T14:57:10Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11en
dc.identifier.citationThe use of digital media by women using the maternity services in a developed country., 107 (10):313-5 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25556255en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559169en
dc.description.abstractThe provision of high quality healthcare information about pregnancy is important to women and to healthcare professionals and it is 1 driven, in part, by a desire to improve clinical outcomes,. The objective of this study was to examine the use of digital media by women' to access pregnancy information. A questionnaire was distributed to women attending a large maternity hospital. Of the 522 respondents, the mean age was 31.8 years, 45% (235/522) were nulliparous, 62% (324/522) lived in the capital city and 29% (150/522) attended the hospital as private patients. Overall 95% (498/522) used the internet for pregnancy information, 76% (399/522) had a smartphone and 59% (235/399) of smartphone owners had used a pregnancy smartapp. The nature of internet usage for pregnancy information included discussion forums (70%), social networks (67%), video media (48%), e-books (15%), blogs (13%), microblogs (9%) and podcasts (4%). Even women who were socially disadvantaged reported high levels of digital media usage. In contemporary maternity care women use digital media extensively for pregnancy information. All maternity services should have a digital media strategy.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen
dc.subjectHEALTHCARE INFORMATIONen
dc.subjectDIGITAL MEDIAen
dc.subject.meshCell Phonesen
dc.subject.meshCommunicationen
dc.subject.meshComputers, Handhelden
dc.subject.meshConsumer Health Informationen
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Careen
dc.subject.meshDeveloped Countriesen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInterneten
dc.subject.meshIrelanden
dc.subject.meshMaternal Health Servicesen
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshSocial Mediaen
dc.titleThe use of digital media by women using the maternity services in a developed country.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-26T22:12:51Z
html.description.abstractThe provision of high quality healthcare information about pregnancy is important to women and to healthcare professionals and it is 1 driven, in part, by a desire to improve clinical outcomes,. The objective of this study was to examine the use of digital media by women' to access pregnancy information. A questionnaire was distributed to women attending a large maternity hospital. Of the 522 respondents, the mean age was 31.8 years, 45% (235/522) were nulliparous, 62% (324/522) lived in the capital city and 29% (150/522) attended the hospital as private patients. Overall 95% (498/522) used the internet for pregnancy information, 76% (399/522) had a smartphone and 59% (235/399) of smartphone owners had used a pregnancy smartapp. The nature of internet usage for pregnancy information included discussion forums (70%), social networks (67%), video media (48%), e-books (15%), blogs (13%), microblogs (9%) and podcasts (4%). Even women who were socially disadvantaged reported high levels of digital media usage. In contemporary maternity care women use digital media extensively for pregnancy information. All maternity services should have a digital media strategy.


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