Preliminary Results of a Survey on User Opinions and Experiences on an Online Diabetes Risk Test

Hai Nguyen, Kristina Eriksson-Backa, Heidi Enwald

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Abstract

One tool for health self-management is self-assessment, which enables people to evaluate their health conditions. Risk tests increase knowledge, but they can also motivate people to contact healthcare. This paper presents preliminary results of an ongoing survey study on the use of eHealth, focusing on the experiences and opinions regarding a diabetes risk test online (in particular). According to the findings, demographic factors have links to eHealth use, as women were more willing to use online services and higher education partly motivated people to adopt the services. In addition, usefulness and ease of use can contribute to perceiving risk tests positively, which in turn may influence user behavior. If the risk test would show an elevated risk for developing diabetes, it was most common for the respondents to seek more information from several sources or to make changes on their diet. The results could be beneficial for those working with eHealth development.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationPACIS 2018 Digital Proceedings
PublisherPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
Pages1–9
ISBN (Electronic)978-4-902590-83-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventPacific Asian Conference on Information systems - Pacific Asian Conference on Information systems
Duration: 26 Jun 201830 Jun 2018

Conference

ConferencePacific Asian Conference on Information systems
Period26/06/1830/06/18

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