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dc.contributor.authorAng, Justinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorFiana Santosoen_US
dc.contributor.authorHsu, Linen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T04:18:11Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-27T06:13:02Z
dc.date.available2009-01-29T04:18:11Zen_US
dc.date.available2009-02-27T06:13:02Z
dc.date.copyright2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/14851
dc.description.abstractThe development of information communication technologies (ICTs) often intertwines with challenges that deter the effective use of ICTs. These factors could in turn cause barriers to the profiting of ICT benefits. Thus, this research investigates the benefits of, and barriers to, the effective use of ICTs within the healthcare system in Aceh Besar, Indonesia. Central to the purpose of this study, the value of ICT to education theoretical framework was used as the basis for our research. We proposed an extended framework, ICT to healthcare development, which included the investigation of barriers to the use of ICTs. This framework was conceptualised to gain a deeper understanding about the complexities surrounding ICT usage. Qualitative research methods were employed to study the effect of ICTs on maternal and infant healthcare through the Aceh Besar Midwives Mobile-Phone Project. Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews were conducted over three phases, and subsequently involved detailed analysis of the opinions of 86 participants. The findings showed ICT-utilisation benefits such as the facilitation of smoother communication, greater time efficiency, and better access to medical information. On the other hand, barriers such as Infrastructural, Economic, Technological, and Socio-cultural factors were also observed. Findings supported our proposed framework and added an applied perspective to the theory. Overall, the framework aims to provide future researchers with useful insights into the impact of ICTs, and aid in public policy-making and future health and social marketing of ICTs in developing countries. These implications are further deliberated upon within the discussion.en_US
dc.format.extent60 p. ; includes appendices.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Communication
dc.titleHelp is a call away : an examination of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by midwives in Aceh Besaren_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorMay Oo Lwinen_US
dc.contributor.schoolWee Kim Wee School of Communication and Informationen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Communication Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Arul Chiben_US
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