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dc.contributor.advisorMeraz, Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.authorMastarone, Ginniferen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-27T22:15:14Z
dc.date.available2017-10-27T22:15:14Z
dc.date.created2017-05en_US
dc.date.issued2017-04-14en_US
dc.date.submittedMay 2017en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/21758
dc.description.abstractThe use of online information portals for health information-seeking continues to increase. Particular interest is in the use of these technologies for persons with chronic illnesses, such as brain injury. However, despite the documented interest in online health information, little is known about the barriers that impede the use of online health information for persons with brain injury. This dissertation examined the usability and information factors that impacted ehealth literacy outcomes and the effective use of an ehealth information portal for persons with brain injury and caregivers. A cross-sectional usability evaluation was completed with 43 participants. Findings indicate clear trends in the consumption and use of brain injury-related information use by this population. Distinct mental models and information appraisal criteria arose during the usability evaluation related to choosing a particular information source, comprehension, satisfaction, media literacy, and the usefulness of the information. Finally, knowledge gains were observed after consumption of online media.en_US
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dc.subjectBrain Injuryen_US
dc.subjectHealth Literacyen_US
dc.subjectUsabilityen_US
dc.titleExamination of Ehealth Literacy and Health Information Technology Among Persons with Brain Injuryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentCommunicationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPapacharissi, Zizien_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAbril, Eulàlia P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJohnson, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDieter, Michaelen_US
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dc.contributor.chairMeraz, Sharonen_US


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