Study on E-Health Utilization among Nigerian University Undergraduate Students

Ngozi Marion Emmanuel, Ogochukwu Charity Ekwenchi, Allen Nnanwuba Adum

Abstract

E-health is a relatively new area in healthcare delivery largely supported by electronic processes and communication. The increasing need to better inform people about health practices and actions has been fingered to be the primary reason for the rise of e-health communication as a means of introducing ideas and information on better health practices and safer solutions to health issues. Driven on the wheels of new media technologies like the internet, it is arguably a way of getting health information without stress and almost without cost. This paper, conducted as a study, focuses on Nigerian University undergraduate students and the extent they utilize e-health resources and subsequently take appropriate health actions. It also explores how useful e-health has been in improving undergraduate students’ health practices in Nigeria. One of the major questions posed in this study is whether Nigerian University undergraduate students are knowledgeable about e-health and as such are they exposed to e-health resources? The paper employed the survey research design where 400 respondents were studied across two Universities in South-East Nigeria. Findings revealed that about 60% of Nigerian undergraduate students rely on e-health to take proactive health actions.

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in Harvard Style

Marion Emmanuel N., Charity Ekwenchi O. and Nnanwuba Adum A. (2015). Study on E-Health Utilization among Nigerian University Undergraduate Students . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-068-0, pages 478-482. DOI: 10.5220/0005226404780482


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf15,
author={Ngozi Marion Emmanuel and Ogochukwu Charity Ekwenchi and Allen Nnanwuba Adum},
title={Study on E-Health Utilization among Nigerian University Undergraduate Students},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={478-482},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005226404780482},
isbn={978-989-758-068-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2015)
TI - Study on E-Health Utilization among Nigerian University Undergraduate Students
SN - 978-989-758-068-0
AU - Marion Emmanuel N.
AU - Charity Ekwenchi O.
AU - Nnanwuba Adum A.
PY - 2015
SP - 478
EP - 482
DO - 10.5220/0005226404780482