Exploring Digital Access as a Social Determinant of Health amongst UAE students

Rakan Alhrahsheh, Ganka Ivanova


Digital information and communication technology usage has increased dramatically over the last decade across different fields of personal and professional life. This study aims to investigate how digital access affects health outcomes, particularly in UAE and gathers data from three hundred (300) students in Al Ain University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. It is interesting to explore the connection between digital education, social media access and health services outreach and usage. Many people use more than one smart device; especially young people. This research aims to codify if digital access directly correlates to better health care service and improved individual health by examining the data gathered in this study and drawing predictabilities and possibilities to be considered in the future.

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