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Infodemiology: a New Presence Concept in Human Information Interaction Based on Eysenbach’s View
Shohreh SeyyedHosseini, Asefeh Asemi , Ahmad Shabani, Mozafar CheshmehSohrabi
Associate Professor in Department of Knowledge and Information Science University of Isfahan
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This research aims to study the presence contexts of infodemiology and the introduction and expansion of its framework. Based on Eysenbach’s View, infodemiology can be defined as the science of distribution and determinants of information in an electronic medium, specifically the Internet, or in a population, with the ultimate aim to inform public health and public policy. In this review article, library method has been used to define and describe the term “infodemiology” and its dimensions. In this study after an introduction investigating the present setting, and defining the concept of infodemiology, the framework of this science and its measurements has been studied and finally the relationship between infodemiology and public health has been described. According to the results, digital media technologies resulted in paradigm shift in choosing the ways in which people search their health information. The researches in this domain have been resulted in credible and significant measurements to track health information supply and demand. Also, infodemiological researches cause specialists design and develop health information databanks based on given measurements. The studies show that there is the possibility of applying some measurements as alarm systems for proliferating infection diseases or presence of new diseases. These measurements are called “infodemiology measurements” which reflect supply-based infodemiology and demand-based infodemiology. According to these, data collecting in this field and using its measurements could be useful in policy-making.
Keywords: Infodemiology, Information Supply, Information Demand, Public Health, Data-based Information Dissemination
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Library and Information Science
Received: 2016/01/17 | Accepted: 2016/05/31 | Published: 2016/08/21
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SeyyedHosseini S, Asemi A, Shabani A, CheshmehSohrabi M. Infodemiology: a New Presence Concept in Human Information Interaction Based on Eysenbach’s View. Journal of Information Processing and Management. 2017; 32 (3) :605-630
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Volume 32, Number 3 (Spring 2017) Back to browse issues page
پژوهشنامه پردازش و مدیریت اطلاعات Journal of Information processing and Management
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