In total, 20 semi-structured interviews were conducted with HCWs in 5 different occupational groups and 4 different hospitals in the Netherlands and Germany. A website communicating guidelines for the prevention and control of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus served as a casus. The HCWs, the majority of whom had prior experience with the website, were asked to give their opinions about factors that hinder or facilitate adoption of the website in practice. The interviews were based on the PRECEDE (Predisposing, Reinforcing, and Enabling Causes in Educational Diagnosis and Evaluation) model complemented by quality criteria for health-related websites. This model encompasses different categories of factors relevant to technology adoption in health care.
- Practice guideline
- Qualitative evaluation
- Innovation diffusion
- Communicable diseases
Verhoeven, F., Steehouder, M. F., Hendrix, R. M. G., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C. (2009). Factors affecting health care workers' adoption of a website with infection control guidelines. International journal of medical informatics, 78(10), 663-678. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2009.06.001