Analyzing Residents’ Health Information Requirement and Intention for the Library of Medical University and Its Influencing Factors

Qian XU



To investigate the residents’ requirement for health information in a library of medical university and its influencing factors to provide suggestions for health information service and activities to popularize scientific knowledge.


Convenience sampling method was used in the study to select some residents in 2 communities of ShaPingba for a face-to-face questionnaire survey. χ2 test and logistic regression were used to analysis data by SPSS v25.0 software.


Among the 317 residents, the contents of health information that individuals preferred included 70.7% for disease prevention and health care,81.1% for disease preservation and rehabilitation,37.2% for diagnosis and treatment of disease,6.6% for medical policies and regulations,5.4% for drugs information,5.0% for preclinical medicine. The way of health information that persons preferred contained 16.4% for newspaper and journals reading services,22.1% for book loan services,69.4% for training and lecture services,45.8% for information inquiry service. Multivariate logistic regression results showed that age was a significant factor influencing the status of health information contents. Age and education were significant factors influencing the status of health information ways. Conclusion Residents’ health information requirement is affected mainly by age and education. So it is essential to take the dominated influencing factors into consideration for spreading health information by various ways and channels when libraries prepare health information service and activities to popularize scientific knowledge, especially, more concerns should be put on practicability, maneuverability and accessibility of health information.



Residents; Library; Medical; Consumer health information

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