PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(IX)/132-138/26

AUTHOR: Dr Reenu Arti Thakur

TITLE :ACCESSING HEALTH INFORMATION SOURCES IN JAMMU REGION: A SURVEY

ABSTRACT:The current paper outlines the results of the survey conducted in Jammu division. The primary of objectives of the paper to inform the various types of health information sources, most preferential health information sources, internet as the health information sources and use of libraries as health information source. The paper summarises the results and revealed that the majority of the respondents received information about various health issues from conversations with family, friends, or co-workers through local prescriptions where libraries and internet are the least preferred health information sources. The number of the information sources accessed, was significantly correlated with the reported state of health, monthly income and qualification.

KEYWORDS:Health information, Internet, health information sources etc.



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