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Use of an interactive web-based questionnaire to evaluate a breast cancer website.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15767186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Health-related information should be tailored to patients' needs and requirements. Interactive features are required to allow refinement of information and feedback. METHODS: A voluntary questionnaire was set up at to allow feedback from patients and website visitors. RESULTS: A total of 1089 questionnaires were completed between Aug 2000 and Oct 2001. 77% (n = 799) had used the Internet previously to look up health-related information. With regard to the reasons visiting the site, 51% (n = 351) women indicated a recent breast problem while 26% (n = 267) had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. The most popular information types were benign disease (64%), malignant disease (62%) information on the current research field (67%), a discussion group (57%), operation details (53%), online consultations (62%), and the location of local clinics (57%). CONCLUSIONS: An interactive feedback questionnaire is a useful way to ensure that health-related internet sites are tailored to their users' needs.
N B Teo; P Paton; S Kettlewell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0960-9776     ISO Abbreviation:  Breast     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-15     Completed Date:  2005-06-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9213011     Medline TA:  Breast     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ayr Hospital, Ayrshire Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms*
Information Services
Middle Aged
Needs Assessment
Patient Education as Topic*
User-Computer Interface*

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