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Developing a questionnaire to measure the uptake and impact of eHealth technology among healthcare providers

Kaldeweide, Mara Alexandra (2017) Developing a questionnaire to measure the uptake and impact of eHealth technology among healthcare providers.

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Abstract:In the future, healthcare systems will be faced with an ageing society and more people with chronic diseases and cancer. Therefore, healthcare needs to change to provide all patients with effective, safe, efficient, responsive and reasonably priced healthcare. This can be done via eHealth. Research has shown the need for evaluation, but there is lack in practical methods for evaluation after implementation. This research develops a method that measures experiences, knowledge and affinity of healthcare providers regarding the use and implementation of eHealth. A systematic review with 22 included articles was done. Based on that and pre-defined implementation outcomes, a new questionnaire was set up. The questionnaire was validated via card sort. The systematic review identified diverse approaches to evaluation of eHealth. Approaches are combined in one questionnaire. The first validation round showed that different implementation outcomes were similar and respondents were not able to sort a set of questions to the right outcome. Respondents in the second round sorted more questions correctly, but there was still no clear indication that the questionnaire was valid. This thesis adds to the research about evaluation of eHealth. However, further research is needed to find a unified and valid method for eHealth evaluation.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:44 medicine, 50 technical science in general, 77 psychology
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74346
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