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Evaluation of the Satisfaction and Usefulness of a Web-Based Educational Program for Breast Cancer Patients

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Authors
Yi, Myungsun; Kim, Jeongeun; Noh, Dong-Young; Lee, Jung-Lim; Yoo, Keun-Young; Hwang, Ki-Tae; Chung, He-Doo
Issue Date
2008-12
Publisher
BENTHAM OPEN
Citation
THE OPEN MEDICAL INFORMATICS JOURNAL Vol.2, pp. 129-137
Keywords
의약학Breast neoplasmshealth educationcounselinginternetonline systems
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based breast cancer educational program
which consists of special features such as flash animations and online counseling as well as 7 different categories of information
on breast cancer. The effectiveness of the program was analyzed in terms of its function and content. A total of
147 women with breast cancer who visited the website for at least 30 minutes and a minimum of 3 visits, participated in
the survey.
In the satisfaction evaluation of web-based educational program, usefulness of information, system efficiency, adequacy
of information and convenience of use all received positive evaluation and showed even distribution of 49.14 (±6.05)
points out of 64 points total. In the usefulness evaluation, the subcategories had following scores from the highest to the
lowest; understanding of breast cancer was 3.34 (±0.51), life after treatment (3.21±0.58), early detection and examination
(3.20±0.60), chemotherapy and hormonal therapy (3.18±0.55), related factors and prevention (3.16±0.59), treatments
(3.13±0.53), and diagnosis (3.02±0.56). Factors affecting the satisfaction of the program were age, religion, income, stage
of disease at diagnosis, source of health information, duration of Internet usage, and whether the patient performs breast
self-examination. Factors that affect the usefulness of the program were religion, period since diagnosis, source of health
information, frequency of Internet usage, recurrence of breast cancer, and family history.
Although the program was evaluated as somewhat useful and satisfactory, it should be improved upon by providing indepth
and cutting edge breast health information especially for women from a higher educational and income background.
ISSN
1874-4311
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/81941
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