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Volume 67, Issue 1 (Mar 2017)

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An Integrated Framework for Disseminating Health Information to Students in Zimbabwe

Thomas Matingwina
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Published Online: 2017-02-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2016-0054

Abstract

University students in Zimbabwe lack immediate access to accurate health information. There is lack of explicit and integrated structures for disseminating health information to students in Zimbabwe. Informed by the salutogenic theory of health, the study assessed the health information needs of students and evaluated existing health information dissemination methods at National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Zimbabwe, in developing a framework for disseminating health information. A case study strategy was used to gather data within the pragmatic paradigm of grounded constructivism. The findings reveal that students need health information on a wide range of health topics and prefer mobile electronic media, workshops, qualified health professionals and peers for their health needs. There are significant gaps between the strategies that are being used by NUST to disseminate health information and the health information needs of the students. Therefore, this paper proposes a needs-based, integrated information dissemination framework for promoting health amongst students. The proposed framework emphasizes utilization of synchronous information and communication technologies, the need for integration of activities, a viable policy, health information literacy training and the use of a mix of persuasion techniques as an effective health promotion strategy.

Keywords: health information dissemination; health information literacy; salutogenesis; Zimbabwe; university students

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Received: 2016-05-20

Accepted: 2016-12-04

Published Online: 2017-02-24

Published in Print: 2017-03-01


Citation Information: Libri, ISSN (Online) 1865-8423, ISSN (Print) 0024-2667, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2016-0054.

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