A tool for analysing the information behaviour of expectant and new mothers

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dc.contributor.author Mahony, Carolanne
dc.contributor.author Heavin, Ciara
dc.contributor.author Sammon, David
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-10T14:20:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-10T14:20:32Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.identifier.citation Mahony, C., Heavin, C. and Sammon, D. (2013) 'A Tool for Analysing the Information Behaviour of Expectant and New Mothers', ECIS 2013: 21st European Conference on Information Systems, 5 - 8 June, Utrecht, The Netherlands, in Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems. Available online http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2013_cr/178 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6077
dc.description.abstract In recent years, there has been an increase in the variety and availability of information resources in nearly every area of life. Unfortunately, variety and availability don’t always signal quality. With health information, it’s important not only to have quality information resources but also to ensure resources meet the needs of their audience. Expectant and new mothers have become active consumers of health information. They access and combine information from offline and online resources when making healthcare decisions. This paper presents a tool that analyses the information behaviour of expectant and new mothers. The Information Behaviour Analysis Tool (IBAT) is based on a theoretical model of information behaviour that is adapted from extant literature. We use interview and activity diary data from the first stage of a longitudinal exploratory study to create and demonstrate the tool. The IBAT can be used to map the information behaviour of new and expectant mothers from beginning to end. Three different search episodes are used to demonstrate the efficacy of the tool and to highlight different types of search strategies. These examples demonstrate the variability of uncertainty as a factor during information behaviour and the interaction it can have when processing different information resources. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) en
dc.relation.uri https://sites.google.com/site/ecis2013nl/
dc.relation.uri http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2013_cr/178/
dc.rights © 2013 the authors. en
dc.subject Information behaviour en
dc.subject Information needs en
dc.subject Health en
dc.subject Longitudinal en
dc.subject Data analysis tool en
dc.subject Cognitive en
dc.subject Affective en
dc.subject Uncertainty en
dc.subject Expectant mothers en
dc.subject New mothers and pregnancy en
dc.title A tool for analysing the information behaviour of expectant and new mothers en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Carolanne Mahony, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: carolanne.mahony@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2018-05-10T10:52:44Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 260664670
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle ECIS 2013:21st European Conference on Information Systems en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked No !!CORA!! en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Utrecht, The Netherlands en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress carolanne.mahony@ucc.ie en

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