Web-based intervention for developing long-term health literacy of individuals: Possibilities and limitations

Aira Aija Krumiņa, Jelena Lubenko

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Abstract

Web-based interventions (WBI) are purposefully developed online programs designed for wide range of users (clients, patients, health care specialists, as well as medical practitioners) which allow obtaining and using information on various issues related to health maintenance and improvement. On the basis of the analysis of scientific literature, the article provides an overview of WBI types and components, as well as a structural model of WBI and its user in the context of environment factors. The possibilities of using WBI for developing long-term health literacy of individuals are specified. By summarising the main advantages and limitations of using WBI, the possible suggestions for the WBI use and development are offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-83
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Teacher Education for Sustainability
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • advantages and limitations
  • health literacy
  • health literacy development
  • information literacy
  • web-based intervention

Field of Science

  • 5.3 Educational sciences

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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