Table 2

Background characteristics by interest in using computers in the doctor's office to improve health services

Frequency % (n)

Acceptability of using point of care computerized prompts*

P


Age:

.30

18–30

26.0 (31)

13.5

31–50

39.8 (48)

13.1

51–87

34.1 (40)

12.5

Gender:

.05

Female

74.6 (85)

13.2

Male

25.4 (29)

12.1

Education level:

.29

Less than high school

19.4 (24)

12.8

High School

32.3 (40)

12.5

Some College

27.4 (34)

13.4

College or Graduate school

18.5 (23)

13.6

Minority status:

.35

White and non-Hispanic

87.9 (109)

12.9

Non-white or Hispanic

12.1 (15)

13.6

Chronic Illnesses (of 11 possible):

.69

None

37.1 (46)

12.9

At least one

62.9 (78)

13.0

Would you be concerned that someone would be able to steal your personal information from the computer?

.73

Definitely yes

24.2 (30)

13.4

Probably yes

12.1 (15)

13.3

Don't know

12.1 (15)

12.5

Probably not

26.6 (33)

12.7

Definitely not

21.8 (27)

12.8

How comfortable do you feel using computers, in general?

.006

Very comfortable

38.1 (45)

13.6

Somewhat comfortable

35.6 (42)

13.2

Don't know

4.2 (5)

12.0

Somewhat uncomfortable

8.5 (10)

12.7

Never used

12.7 (15)

10.9

Do you think you could use a computer to answer questions about your health?

.001

Definitely yes

59.2 (71)

13.7

Probably yes

22.5 (27)

12.6

Don't know

7.5 (9)

13.3

Probably not

2.5 (3)

11.0

Definitely not

8.3 (10)

9.7


* sum of responses to three questions (see Table 1) with a minimum of 3 (least accepting) to 15 (most accepting).

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

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