Table 1

Attitudes toward using computers to improve health services

Frequency % (n)


To prompt your doctor to do health screening tests (like cholesterol) when they are indicated.

Definitely yes

53.8 (64)

Probably yes

36.1 (43)

Don't know

7.6 (9)

Probably not

0.0 (0)

Definitely not

2.5 (3)

To prompt your doctor to counsel you about your health behaviors (like diet and exercise)

Definitely yes

52.5 (63)

Probably yes

36.7 (44)

Don't know

7.5 (9)

Probably not

0.0 (0)

Definitely not

3.3 (4)

To prompt your doctor to change your treatments for conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes?

Definitely yes

51.7 (62)

Probably yes

31.7 (38)

Don't know

10.0 (12)

Probably not

4.2 (5)

Definitely not

2.5 (3)


* the above questions were preceeded by the following statement: "overall, would you support answering questions using a computer before each visit to do each of the following..)"

Sciamanna et al. BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:19   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-2-19

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