Who participates in Internet-based self-management programs? A study amongnovice computer users in a primary care setting

Citation
Eg. Feil et al., Who participates in Internet-based self-management programs? A study amongnovice computer users in a primary care setting, DIABET EDUC, 26(5), 2000, pp. 806-811
Citations number
29
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Endocrynology, Metabolism & Nutrition
Journal title
DIABETES EDUCATOR
ISSN journal
0145-7217 → ACNP
Volume
26
Issue
5
Year of publication
2000
Pages
806 - 811
Database
ISI
SICI code
0145-7217(200009/10)26:5<806:WPIISP>2.0.ZU;2-J
Abstract
PURPOSE the purpose of this study was to evaluate the participation rates and facto rs associated with nonparticipation among primary care patients who were in vited to loin an Internet-based selfmanagement research program. METHODS Primary care providers invited their patients with type 2 diabetes to parti cipate in an Internet-based diabetes self-management support program. Resea rch staff contacted these patients by phone to assess their eligibility and interest in participating, Reasons for declining weve assessed and demogra phic/medical status information was collected. RESULTS Of the eligible patients, 60% participated in the program. No significant d ifferences were found between participants and decliners in gender, insulin use, computer familiarity, or computer ownership. There were significant d ifferences in age and years since diagnosis. Participants were slightly you nger and had diabetes for a fewer number of years than nonparticipants. Non participation was not related to computer or Internet issues. CONCLUSIONS Most older diabetes patients without previous Internet experience will take part in Internet-based self-management support programs if barriers to par ticipation are addressed.