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The use of websites for disseminating health information in developing countries: an experience from Sri Lanka
by Mahinda Kommalage, Anoj Thabrew
International Journal of Electronic Healthcare (IJEH), Vol. 4, No. 3/4, 2008


Abstract: This study was designed to investigate the use of websites as a health education medium in Sri Lanka. Approximately 87.2% of the websites contained less than 100 webpages. The quality score was higher in the websites owned by local nonbusiness organisations compared to the websites owned by business organisations. Only 8.1% of the websites provided health education content for the general public as their main content. The total number of websites has not increased compared to the increase in internet usage in Sri Lanka during the last few years. The internet is an underutilised health education tool despite the growth of internet usage in Sri Lanka.

Online publication date: Sat, 24-Jan-2009


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