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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2006;12(4):293-304.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2006.12.4.293    Published online December 31, 2006.
The Impacts of Consumer's Subjective Health Literacy on Health Websites Acceptance and Empowerment
Hyeoun Ae Park, Eun Kyoung Yun
College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the impact of consumer's subjective health literacy on health information websites acceptance and empowerment.

METHODS: Data were collected from people who had used health information website. Theoretical model was developed based on TAM(Technology Acceptance Model), and structural equation modeling(SEM) using Lisrel 8.5 was applied to test the relationship of hypotheses.

RESULTS: The final trimmed model resulted in a proper solution that exhibited adequate fit. This study supported that consumer's subjective health literacy was found to have a significant effect on empowerment by using health information websites.

CONCLUSION: This study showed the use of health information website is worthy of strengthening of consumer's empowerment, which can be expected to contribute to patient's active participation in health management.

Key Words: Health Information Website, Consumer Empowerment, Subjective Health Literacy, TAM, Structural Equation Modeling
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