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Determinantes de la elección del hospital por parte de los pacientes
Mira,José Joaquín; Tirado,Sonia; Pérez,Virtudes; Vitaller,Julián;
Gaceta Sanitaria , 2004, DOI: 10.1590/S0213-91112004000300008
Abstract: objective: to identify the best way to inform patients about centers and services so that they can make a responsible choice, and to identify which factors determine patients' decisions. subjects and methods: data on three illnesses (breast cancer, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and cataracts) in three fictitious hospitals were shown to patients. the data were presented to 1,259 subjects through four different means: a brochure including a table, a brochure with a bar graph, three brochures with tables, and three brochures with bar graphs. data on each of the hospitals included: professional profiles, medical and surgical outcomes, side effects, patients' and relatives' satisfaction, and hospital complaints. the subjects completed a questionnaire evaluating the information received. results: most patients (88%) preferred to receive full information and to share decision-making with their physician. sixty-four percent of the patients chose the hospital with the best medical or surgical outcomes. patients preferred the data presented through a brochure with a table (p < 0.001). three factors were identified with severe illness (satisfaction, outcomes and complaints) and two factors with non-severe illness (satisfaction and outcomes). men paid more attention to medical and surgical outcomes (p < 0.001), relapses (p < 0.001), and side effects (p < 0.001). when performing comparisons, health professionals paid greater attention to medical and surgical outcomes than to patients' and relatives' satisfaction (t range between 0.40 and 0.90, p < 0.01). conclusions: differences were found in the need for information and in comprehension depending on the way information was presented and on the type of disease. gender and health knowledge seem to be predictors of patients' information needs when choosing a hospital.
Psychometric evaluation of a Swedish version of Krantz Health Opinion Survey  [PDF]
Petra Svedberg, Bodil Ivarsson, Ulrica G Nilsson, Asa Roxberg, Amir Baigi, David Brunt, Margareta Brannstrom, Bengt Fridlund, Sylvi Persson, Mikael Rask, Carin Alm-Roijer
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2012.23028
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of The Krantz Health Opinion Survey (KHOS). A convenience sample of 79 persons (47 men and 32 women) was recruited from The Heart and Lung Patients’ National Association at ten local meeting places in different areas in Sweden. The questionnaire was examined for face and content validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability. The findings showed that the Swedish version of KHOS is acceptable in terms of face and content validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability over time among 79 individuals >65 years of age and with a cardiac disease. In conclusion, wider evaluations of the psychometric use of KHOS for other populations and settings are recommended.
Patients' satisfaction with information on disease and morbidity
Martins, José Carlos Amado;
Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem , 2009, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-11692009000300009
Abstract: this descriptive-correlational study aimed to evaluate the relation between patients' satisfaction with information they have about their disease and its morbidity. a questionnaire was applied in two samples: 235 individuals with recent experience of illness (network sampling) and 254 hospitalized cancer patients post-surgery (consecutive sampling). the escala de conhecimentos sobre a doen?a(12) [patients' satisfaction with information questionnaire - psiq] and the rotterdam symptom checklist were used. results show that participants were dissatisfied with information received and this dissatisfaction was more pronounced in hospitalized patients. an inverse statistically significant correlation (p<0.001) is observed between patients' satisfaction with information and physical, psychological and global morbidity. the conclusion is that obtained results appoint to the need for health professionals to invest more in patient information and reinforce the benefits of this area of nursing care.
Qualidade das informa??es de saúde e medicamentos nos sítios brasileiros
Gondim, Ana Paula Soares;Weyne, Davi Pontes;Ferreira, Bruno Sousa Pinto;
Einstein (S?o Paulo) , 2012, DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000300014
Abstract: objective: to evaluate the quality of information about health and medication available on brazilian websites. methods: a descriptive study with a quantitative approach regarding brazilian websites, conducted from january to march 2011. the search sites were located using two search phrases: "medication information" and "health information." the choice of variables was based on the internet information quality criteria of the world health organization and the international code of ethics for health and services sites on the internet. the dependent variable was whether the site had information about health or medication. the independent variables were access, appearance, organization, honesty, transparency, responsibility and origin. for statistical analysis, the χ2 and fisher exact tests were applied, with a significance level of 5%. results: of the 37 brazilian sites analyzed, 24 (64.9%) contained health information and 13 (35.1%) contained medication information. regarding appearance, organization and access criteria, most sites related to health and medication were easily accessible, easy to understand, used objective language, were updated and organized logically and provided accurate and scientifically grounded information. conclusion: the honesty criterion differed significantly between sites, and the quality of information presented on health and medication websites showed significant differences, suggesting the need for a more systematic organization of these topics on the internet.
Current Challenge in Consumer Health Informatics: Bridging the Gap between Access to Information and Information Understanding
Laurence Alpay,John Verhoef,Bo Xie,Dov Te’eni
Biomedical Informatics Insights , 2009,
Abstract: The number of health-related websites has proliferated over the past few years. Health information consumers confront a myriad of health related resources on the internet that have varying levels of quality and are not always easy to comprehend. There is thus a need to help health information consumers to bridge the gap between access to information and information understanding—i.e. to help consumers understand health related web-based resources so that they can act upon it. At the same time health information consumers are becoming not only more involved in their own health care but also more information technology minded. One way to address this issue is to provide consumers with tailored information that is contextualized and personalized e.g. directly relevant and easily comprehensible to the person’s own health situation. This paper presents a current trend in Consumer Health Informatics which focuses on theory-based design and development of contextualized and personalized tools to allow the evolving consumer with varying backgrounds and interests to use online health information efficiently. The proposed approach uses a theoretical framework of communication in order to support the consumer’s capacity to understand health-related web-based resources.
Quality of health and medication information on Brazilian websites
Ana Paula Soares Gondim,Davi Pontes Weyne,Bruno Sousa Pinto Ferreira
Einstein (S?o Paulo) , 2012,
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the quality of information about health andmedication available on Brazilian websites. Methods: A descriptivestudy with a quantitative approach regarding Brazilian websites,conducted from January to March 2011. The search sites werelocated using two search phrases: “medication information” and“health information.” The choice of variables was based on theInternet information quality criteria of the World Health Organizationand the International Code of Ethics for health and services siteson the Internet. The dependent variable was whether the site hadinformation about health or medication. The independent variableswere access, appearance, organization, honesty, transparency,responsibility and origin. For statistical analysis, the χ2 and Fisherexact tests were applied, with a significance level of 5%. Results:Of the 37 Brazilian sites analyzed, 24 (64.9%) contained healthinformation and 13 (35.1%) contained medication information.Regarding appearance, organization and access criteria, mostsites related to health and medication were easily accessible,easy to understand, used objective language, were updated andorganized logically and provided accurate and scientifically groundedinformation. Conclusion: The honesty criterion differed significantlybetween sites, and the quality of information presented on healthand medication websites showed significant differences, suggestingthe need for a more systematic organization of these topics on theInternet.
Lack of Training and a Self-Service Environment Leaves Staff and Users Uncertain About Health Information in a Public Library Setting. A Review of: Harris, R., Henwood, F., Marshall, A., & Burdett, S. (2010). “I'm not sure if that's what their job is." Consumer health information and emerging "healthwork" roles in the public library. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 49(3), 239-252.
Kate Kelly
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice , 2012,
Abstract: Objective – To explore the role and expectations of patrons and staff about the role of a public library in enabling citizens’ “health information work.” This involves helping citizens take responsibility for their own health care by finding and using health information. Design – Case study. Setting – A single, UK public library with a self-service delivery model based in a city centre in the spring of 2006. Self-service also applies to reference services and is designed to “empower users to locate and use information on their own.” Subjects – 202 library visitors who came to the library specifically to find health information completed a questionnaire, 15 of these visitors were later interviewed; 19 library staff (10 librarians, 6 library officers and 3 senior managers). Methods – Mixed quantitative and qualitative methods. A print questionnaire was administered to adult library users (age 18 and over). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with fifteen randomly selected library users who completed the questionnaire, sixteen library staff who worked directly with library users, and with three librarians in senior management positions in the library. Descriptive statistics were calculated from the questionnaire, recorded interviews were transcribed, and the text analyzed to identify recurring themes. Main Results – While all respondents came to the library to seek health information results from the questionnaire found that half (50%) of respondents came to the library to look for information on a specific health problem; 37% of respondents had tried finding information elsewhere before coming to the library; 40% usually searched the Internet when they needed health information or advice although only 32% reported trusting the Internet somewhat or completely; 67% intended to borrow books; only 4% indicated that they had planned to ask library staff for help; and 59% reported finding what they were looking for by themselves.Results from the interviews found users, front line staff, and managers in general agreement about the role of the library as a starting point for health information, and that the library was a neutral and non-threatening environment. There was also agreement among the three groups interviewed that the public library fills a gap when health care providers, particularly doctors, are unable to meet the information needs of some of their patients. Library staff were concerned about interpreting information as well as the impact of a self-service philosophy on the quality and length of interactions with users, and seemed unclear about
Rotulagem nutricional: você sabe o que está comendo?
Cavada, Giovanna da Silva;Paiva, Flávia Fernandes;Helbig, Elizabete;Borges, Lúcia Rota;
Brazilian Journal of Food Technology , 2012, DOI: 10.1590/S1981-67232012005000043
Abstract: the label has the task of guiding the consumer on the constituents of food, promoting healthy food choices. however, this does not mean that consumers are using as a tool to choose which foods should make up your diet, and thus reduce overeating and damages health. this is a cross-sectional study, which evaluated the habit of reading labels for consumers in a supermarket chain in pelotas, rs. it was found that 48.13% of respondents evaluate food labels. users of labeling are mostly women, young people and university graduates. a significant association between reading habits and influence on the purchase of products, which shows the importance of labeling as a tool in the purchase, since it represents a communication link between the consumer and the product is well understood and allows choices food more insightful.
Los modelos de adopción de tecnologías de la información desde el paradigma actitudinal
López-Bonilla, Luis Miguel;López-Bonilla, Jesús Manuel;
Cadernos EBAPE.BR , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S1679-39512011000100011
Abstract: the diffusion of innovations is an important topic in the literature on consumer behaviour. in marketing, two perspectives characterize most of the work on this topic: the aggregate market perspective and the individual-level perspective. the analytical and empirical models for describing and forecasting the diffusion of an innovation have addressed the market in the aggregate, with little attention to the micro-level that characterizes the adoption decision. this paper seeks to revise these models of adoption in the field of it.
As novas tecnologias da informa??o e o consumismo em saúde
Vasconcellos-Silva, Paulo Roberto;Castiel, Luis David;Bagrichevsky, Marcos;Griep, Rosane Harter;
Cadernos de Saúde Pública , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-311X2010000800002
Abstract: concepts related to consumption have shifted to include social processes not previously covered by traditional categories. the current review analyzes the application of classical concepts of consumerism to practices recently identified in the health field, like the phenomenon of cyberchondria. the theoretical challenge relates to the difficulty in extrapolating from the economic perspectives of consumerism to self-care issues in the context of information and communication technologies (icts). drawing on recent anthropological categories, the study seeks to understand the phenomenon of self-care commodification under the imperative of self-accountability for health. new consumer identities are described in light of the unprecedented issues concerning technical improvements currently altering the nature of self-care. the study concludes that health is consumed as vitality, broken down into commercial artifacts in the context of a new bioeconomy - no longer linked to the idea of emulation and possession, but to forms of self-perception and self-care in the face of multiple risks and new definitions of the human being.
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