Although a portion of the HIV/AIDS population has long been active in seeking out information in support of self-care, little work has been done to examine closely the information needs and information-seeking behaviors of this community relative to the provision of medical reference. This exploratory study provides insight into the types of information HIV positive individuals seek and the resources they consult in gathering information to bolster health and well-being. Having a better understanding of the information needs and information-seeking behaviors of individuals with HIV/AIDS will facilitate information intervention for this community.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Medical Reference Services Quarterly|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2000|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported in part by a Research Enhancement Program award from Texas Woman’s University.
- Information needs
- Information-seeking behavior
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Informatics
- Library and Information Sciences