Pemanfaatan media sosial untuk pencarian dan komunikasi informasi kesehatan

https://doi.org/10.22146/bip.33844

Rosini Rosini(1*), Siti Nurningsih(2)

(1) Program Studi Ilmu Perpustakaan, Fakultas Teknologi Informasi, Universitas YARSI, Jakarta
(2) Program Studi Ilmu Perpustakaan, Fakultas Teknologi Informasi, Universitas YARSI, Jakarta
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


Introduction. This study aims to determine the utilization of social media based on the framework of  health information seeking behavior and information dissemination.

Data collection method. The study used survey with  social media users as population by using  nonprobability sampling.
Analysis data. The survey data was processed by using  SPSS program for further descriptive analysis.  

Results and discussions. Our results showed that  social media users were  dominated by female (age range 45-50 years old)  with “married” as their status. Their highest level of education was D4 (Diploma) and S1 (undergraduate). They used WhatsApp (85.8%), YouTube (84.9%), Wikipedia (84%), Facebook (80.5%), Blogger (73.4%), Instagram (64.6%), Google+ (61%), and Wordpress (58.4%). The reasons for seeking health information through  media were several facilities such to share, to give comment, to create conversation, to tag topics, and to upload photos. Other reasons were “all of my friends use it”, “the display is convenient to use”, and “have notifications”.

Conclusions. Our results concludes that patterns of social media use was active seeking information related to health with less sharing information to others.


Keywords


Social media; Health information; Information searching

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