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Handheld Computer-Assisted Self-Interviews: User Comfort Level and Preferences

Citation

Bernhardt, Jay M.; Strecher, Victor J.; Bishop, Kathy R.; Potts, Paul; Madison, Elizabeth M.; & Thorp, John M., Jr. (2001). Handheld Computer-Assisted Self-Interviews: User Comfort Level and Preferences. American Journal of Health Behavior, 25(6), 557-563.

Abstract

Objectives: To examine the comfort level and survey preferences of participants who completed handheld computer-assisted self-interviews (H-CASI).
Methods: Obstetrics patients (N=187) were surveyed about their comfort with the H-CASI and its read-ability, likeability, ease of use, and preferability over paper-and-pencil surveys.
Results: Most participants were comfortable using the handheld computer and stated a preference of H-CASI over paper-and-pencil surveys. Previous computer experience and lower education level predicted greater handheld-computer preference.
Conclusion: Results suggest that data collection using H-CASI may be an appropriate and preferable strategy for many participants.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/ajhb.25.6.5

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2001

Journal Title

American Journal of Health Behavior

Author(s)

Bernhardt, Jay M.
Strecher, Victor J.
Bishop, Kathy R.
Potts, Paul
Madison, Elizabeth M.
Thorp, John M., Jr.