Web elements for health promotion in Malaysia


Noman, Marwan Hesham and Koo, Ah Choo and Krishnan, Manimaran (2019) Web elements for health promotion in Malaysia. Health Promotion International, daz04. ISSN 1460-2245

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The needs for health promotion is increasingly important for Malaysian. Government invests in the development to improve health education. Malaysia lacks the development of online solutions to help to maintain the health of the nation through prevention and mass education. This paper addresses important questions about the development of those health promotion websites by considering the motivation of web elements. It seeks to provide information on the barriers to the use and success as a method of health promotion. The empirical work is a perceptions study that aims to identify the barriers of web-based health promotion in the dierent user characteristics for health promotion purposes. This work is a qualitative research project directed at ascertaining the perceptions of Malaysians concerning the use of health promotion websites. It pertains to those factors which stop the uptake of website use and seeks to discern the views of users on how the health promotion websites may be more engaging. The principal nding is that the ethnicity of the user is mainly relevant in terms of the socio-economic status of the user. Users across all ethnicities respond to the same qualities of websites. The same web elements are motivating to users regardless of the characteristics of the users because the uptake of the Internet and the use of websites for health promotion has been more a phenomenon of the young. The study concludes with some recommendations for the Ministry of Health and the developers of health promotion websites in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health content, internet, motivation, web elements
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business > HF5801-6182 Advertising
Divisions: Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2022 00:52
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 00:52
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/9354


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