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Evaluating Psychometric Determinants of Willingness to Adopt Sexual Health Patient Portal Services among Black College Students: A Mixed-Methods Approach

Citation

Jackman, Kevon-Mark P.; Hightow-Weidman, Lisa B.; Poteat, Tonia; Wirtz, Andrea L.; Kane, Jeremy C.; & Baral, Stefan D. (2021). Evaluating Psychometric Determinants of Willingness to Adopt Sexual Health Patient Portal Services among Black College Students: A Mixed-Methods Approach. Journal of American College Health, 69(2), 190-197. PMCID: PMC7211543

Abstract

Objectives: To describe, using mixed-methods, perceptions of access to sexually transmitted infection test results via electronic personal health record (PHR) and correlates of willingness to adopt its use.
Participants: Students at a mid-Atlantic historically black college.
Methods: Focus-groups and interviews were conducted to explore themes on sexual health-related PHR-use (N = 35). Codes were operationalized into survey measures assessing beliefs in a cross-sectional sample (N = 354). Exploratory factor analysis identified latent factors among survey items. Multiple logistic regression models measured correlates of adoption willingness.
Results: Three qualitative themes emerged on relative advantages, barriers, and functionality of PHRs. 57.6% of survey participants were willing to use PHRs for sexual health services. Reliable latent factors, centering on PHR convenience and functionality, were positively associated with adoption willingness.
Conclusions: Data highlights interest among black college-age youth in adopting PHRs for comprehensive sexual health-related services. Adoption may be boosted with tailored designs responsive to expressed service needs.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1660352

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Regular

Year Published

2021

Journal Title

Journal of American College Health

Author(s)

Jackman, Kevon-Mark P.
Hightow-Weidman, Lisa B.
Poteat, Tonia
Wirtz, Andrea L.
Kane, Jeremy C.
Baral, Stefan D.

PMCID

PMC7211543

Continent/Country

United States of America

State

Nonspecific

Race/Ethnicity

Black