Impact of health knowledge on older adults' comprehension of multimedia health information

Laura D'Andrea, Dan Morrow, Elizabeth Stine-Morrow, Matthew Shake, Sven Bertel, Katie Kopren, Jessie Chin, Thembi Conner-Garcia, James Graumlich, Michael Murray

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Abstract

We studied hypertensive older adults' processing of multimedia (text and picture) displays of hypertension information, and how reading patterns related to hypertension knowledge and passage comprehension. Eye movements of 23 older adults were tracked as they studied 4 text-picture passages. Eye movements were analyzed during and after participants first read the passage. Compared to the less knowledgeable participants, more knowledgeable participants spent a greater proportion of time looking at the text than the pictures when first reading passages, but focused more on pictures than text afterwards. This pattern of fixation time was also associated with more accurate passage comprehension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010
Pages180-184
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 27 2010Oct 1 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period9/27/1010/1/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    D'Andrea, L., Morrow, D., Stine-Morrow, E., Shake, M., Bertel, S., Kopren, K., Chin, J., Conner-Garcia, T., Graumlich, J., & Murray, M. (2010). Impact of health knowledge on older adults' comprehension of multimedia health information. In 54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010 (pp. 180-184). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1518/107118110X12829369200279