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Predictors for Electronic Survey Completion in Healthcare Research

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: May 2011 - Volume 29 - Issue 5 - p 302-303
doi: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e318223c921
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GENERAL PURPOSE STATEMENT: To familiarize the nurse with a study designed to understand patient preferences for using Internet versus paper health surveys.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the nurse will be able to:

  1. Describe the use of paper and the Internet to collect health data surveys.
  2. Explain the methodology of the study.
  3. Outline the results of the study.

1. What percentage of Americans go online in any given day?

a. 60%

b. 70%

c. 80%

d. 90%

2. Research has found that using the Internet to collect survey and research data does all except

a. allow researchers to ask more sensitive questions.

b. offer faster distribution.

c. reduce costs.

d. decrease potential for errors.

3. In hospitals with large patient registries that require ongoing data collection, an Internet-based data collection system could promote data validity and

a. privacy.

b. confidentiality.

c. relevance.

d. reliability.

4. An electronic data collection system would eliminate

a. patient input errors.

b. patient lengthy responses.

c. user-interface errors.

d. user-interface preferences

5. The study described in this article was conducted in which research department?

a. cardiac surgery

b. colorectal surgery

c. trauma

d. cancer

6. In 2007, what was the average cost of mailing surveys for the research department described in this article?

a. $600

b. $1200

c. $1800

d. $2400

7. Which term best describes the design of the study?

a. prospective

b. observational

c. retrospective

d. descriptive

8. Inclusion criteria for the study included completion, in the last 2 years, of at least one

a. postdischarge follow-up survey.

b. admission survey.

c. preoperative survey.

d. postoperative survey.

9. Which section on the survey contained the most number of questions?

a. Internet use

b. paper use

c. Internet versus paper survey completion

d. patient characteristics

10. Which describes an Internet theme studied?

a. security

b. applications

c. cost

d. tools

11. The response rate to the survey was

a. 32.1%.

b. 42.1%.

c. 52.1%.

d. 62.1%.

12. Which best describes the participants in the study?

a. single females educated up to high school

b. single males educated up to high school

c. married females educated beyond high school

d. married males educated beyond high school

13. What percentage of participants preferred to receive paper surveys at home?

a. 30%

b. 40%

c. 50%

d. 60%

14. Which demographic best describes participants preferring to complete research surveys by Internet?

a. younger

b. white

c. educated up to high school

d. male

15. Participants who were more likely to complete an Internet-based health research survey

a. were older.

b. were single.

c. accessed the Internet via work computer systems.

d. had access to a secure Web-based computer system.

16. The study showed which patients enrolled in research registries are willing and interested in completing computer-based research surveys via the Internet?

a. medically treated patients

b. surgically treated patients

c. trauma patients

d. cancer patients

17. The study found that completing health research surveys electronically was associated with all except

a. having secure computer access.

b. having a general desire to complete health surveys electronically.

c. owning a computer.

d. having a personal health record online.

18. The study found that people more likely to complete surveys online were more likely to

a. access health records online.

b. access health information online.

c. use their computer at home.

d. use a computer for other reasons.

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