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Op zoek naar e-Vita’s frequente gebruikers : de persoonlijkheidskenmerken van frequente gebruikers van personal health record e-Vita

Schaap, Gerko (2015) Op zoek naar e-Vita’s frequente gebruikers : de persoonlijkheidskenmerken van frequente gebruikers van personal health record e-Vita.

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Abstract:Through population aging and the increase of chronic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus [T2DM], self-management becomes increasingly important. Personal Health Records [PHRs] could potentially support and improve self-management skills by giving patients access into their health records and giving them the possibility to use them for health improvement. As of yet, there’s little empirical knowledge of the adoption and functioning of PHRs, in particular about user characteristics. The aim of this study is to gain insights into the characteristics of users with more than one log-in at e-Vita, a PHR for patients with T2DM. To do so, the relation between the use of e-Vita (frequency of log-ins) and the satisfaction with, trust in and involvement at e-Vita, self-management skills and personality traits were studied. The user characteristics are studied with a composed questionnaire and the log-ins are objectively measured with log data. The correlation between user characteristics and the frequency of log-ins are assessed by a Spearman correlation coefficient. 46 participants, of which 29 frequent users (> 1 log-ins) were studied. The use of e-Vita mostly is initiated on the caregiver’s advice. Frequent users stated to use e-Vita for reviewing annual check-ups and gaining knowledge and information. Frequent users tent to me agreeable by nature. No other significant relations with user characteristics were found. The relation between frequent use of e-Vita and agreeableness can be explained by the fact that agreeable individuals are more involved with health-related habits and tendencies. The recommendation to e-Vita is to link knowledge and information functions onto self-management functions, in order to teach or improve self-management skills.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68489
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