Utilization of Health Related Media Sources among Women
Ayşe Burcu Başçi, Nuriye Büyükkayaci Duman, Gülay Yilmazel

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine women’s utilizations from health-related media resources. Material and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on women attending in a Centre of PublicEducation in Corum. The population of study was the 120 women who already had been attending in these courses To collect the data a 25 item questionnaire form was used related with socio-demographic features, health behaviors and health related media sources of women. The data was evaluated by SPSS 17.0 programme using frequency distributions. Results: The 91,6 % of women used internet for getting information about health, 77, 1% of were informed about social responsibility projects. The 65% of the participants found that social responsibility projects were effective on health behaviours and 73, 5% of the women followed the media about illnesses and treatments. Conclusion: As a result of this study, it was found that the participants used visual media sufficiently. However, the same situation is not true for printed media. In line with these findings, improvement in the women’s educational level and educative programmes on mass media raising awareness about issues such as health are required.

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