ERIC Number: EJ785296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Developing a Questionnaire to Measure Perceived Attributes of eHealth Innovations
Atkinson, Nancy L.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v31 n6 p612-621 Nov-Dec 2007
Objectives: To design a valid and reliable questionnaire to assess perceived attributes of technology-based health education innovations. Methods: College students in 12 personal health courses reviewed a prototype eHealth intervention using a 30-item instrument based upon diffusion theory's perceived attributes of an innovation. Results: Principal components analysis found 5 factors accounted for 44.4% of the variance: 29.0% (relative advantage), 9.6% (simplicity), 6.5% (trialability), 5.0% (observability), and 4.4% (translatability). Internal consistency reliability ranged from 0.66 to 0.91 for the 5 factors. Conclusions: The instrument can help eHealth developers determine and improve the adoption potential of their applications throughout the development cycle.
Descriptors: Health Education, Reliability, Hygiene, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, College Students, Questionnaires, Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Educational Innovation, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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