eHealth litearcy and ageing. Elder Norwegians' appropriation of Health related Internet information

Project owner

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Project period

January 2016 - February 2019

Funding sources


Total budget

Project summary

The aim of the project is to explore how people above the age of 65 access and appropriate health related Internet information. The study departs from existing knowledge on health and health behavior, and how this intersects with age, gender, education, and marital status, i.e. intersection of health, health behavior and socio economic status. A mixed method design is chosen: qualitative individual and group based interviews, and two standardized health literacy scores; NVS-score and eHEALS-score translated to Norwegian.

Participants are recruited through self-selection via existing social groups, e.g. senior communities, senior universities or the like. Inclusion criteria are age above 65, Norwegian speaking, and able to read, hear and communicate without specialized equipment or interpreter (save for age-related reading glasses and hearing aids). The participants will be contacted directly or by proxy (e.g. key informants).

Deltakere rekrutteres via selvseleksjon ( for eksempel senioruniversitetet eller pensjonistforeninger): deltakerne skal være hjemmeboende, norsktalende, seende og hørende uten spesialutstyr.Deltakerne kontaktes direkte eller via nøkkelpersoner.