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Title: Talk to Your Doctors Online: An Internet-based Intervention in China
Authors: Shaohai Jiang 
Issue Date: 17-Nov-2019
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Shaohai Jiang (2019-11-17). Talk to Your Doctors Online: An Internet-based Intervention in China. Health Communication 36 (4) : 405-411. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: China has long faced the problem of having health care that is difficult to access. Online patient-provider communication (OPPC) may offer a new option for the delivery of affordable health services in a timely manner. However, OPPC is still novel in China, particularly among middle-aged and older adults. Thus, to promote effective use of OPPC for these population groups, the current study implemented a four-week Internet-based intervention program, with a general basis of Social Cognitive Theory. With analyses of three-wave panel data, the results offer the promise of this intervention program in increasing usage frequency, quality of users' experience, self-efficacy, behavioral capability, and awareness of OPPC. This Internet-based intervention program also provides important implications for future research, practice, and policy in promoting e-Health in China.
Source Title: Health Communication
ISSN: 1041-0236
DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2019.1692493
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