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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Usma Iftikhar

Disparities in Access and Utilization of Digital Health Services and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Females: A Study in Regional Australia

Date: 28 July 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue: Online via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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In culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) females, digital health access is affected by sociodemographic factors. Digital Health literacy (DHL) is imperative for assessing electronic health information, affecting health-related quality of life (HRQoL). There is paucity of literature addressing these factors among CaLD females in regional Australia. Objectives of the study is to document determinants of digital health access, DHL and HRQoL for CaLD females in regional Australia Methodology: In this quantitative survey, participants will be recruited through purposive sampling; DHL and HRQoL will be measured by eHealth questionnaires (eHLQ) and WHOQoL-BREF respectively and tested for correlation by regression analyses. Documentation of determinants of access among CaLD females and relationship between variables. Study significance includes planning and delivery of tailored health services to CaLD females.