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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160374
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using the Internet to Teach Consumers about Quality Care
Abstract:
Using the Internet to Teach Consumers about Quality Care
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Lesley, Marsha
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Title:Doctoral Student
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 321 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Contact Telephone:313.577.7992
There is an increasing amount of information about quality of health care on the Internet that can be useful to consumers to learn about health care quality, find specific information about their health plans, hospitals and providers, and make informed decisions about their health care. The purposes of this pilot study were to (1) examine the effectiveness of using the Internet to teach consumers about quality care and (2) compare consumer definitions of quality health care prior to and following the completion of this Internet instruction. The research questions were: 1. Do consumers increase their knowledge about quality care by reading the information contained in five Internet documents that were evaluated using the Health Information Technology Institute criteria? 2. Is there a change in how consumers define quality health care following completion of these five Internet documents? A quasi-experimental design was used with subjects randomly assigned to two groups: 1. Internet education on quality care using five Web documents combined with interaction with the nurse, or 2. Internet education using the same documents but without interaction with the nurse. Consumers (n=34) completed a demographic data sheet, a pretest, and a posttest. Subjects also rated their Internet experience and answered an open-ended question on their definition of quality of health care. The setting for the study was a public library in a suburban community. Subjects were recruited from the library by direct encounters, attending a computer training class, posting fliers, and publicizing the study on the library Website, in local newspapers and a senior center newsletter. Data are being analyzed at present.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing the Internet to Teach Consumers about Quality Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160374-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using the Internet to Teach Consumers about Quality Care</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lesley, Marsha</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 321 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">313.577.7992</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ac9687@wayne.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">There is an increasing amount of information about quality of health care on the Internet that can be useful to consumers to learn about health care quality, find specific information about their health plans, hospitals and providers, and make informed decisions about their health care. The purposes of this pilot study were to (1) examine the effectiveness of using the Internet to teach consumers about quality care and (2) compare consumer definitions of quality health care prior to and following the completion of this Internet instruction. The research questions were: 1. Do consumers increase their knowledge about quality care by reading the information contained in five Internet documents that were evaluated using the Health Information Technology Institute criteria? 2. Is there a change in how consumers define quality health care following completion of these five Internet documents? A quasi-experimental design was used with subjects randomly assigned to two groups: 1. Internet education on quality care using five Web documents combined with interaction with the nurse, or 2. Internet education using the same documents but without interaction with the nurse. Consumers (n=34) completed a demographic data sheet, a pretest, and a posttest. Subjects also rated their Internet experience and answered an open-ended question on their definition of quality of health care. The setting for the study was a public library in a suburban community. Subjects were recruited from the library by direct encounters, attending a computer training class, posting fliers, and publicizing the study on the library Website, in local newspapers and a senior center newsletter. Data are being analyzed at present.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:52:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:52:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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