Factors affecting health care workers' adoption of a website with infection control guidelines

F. Verhoeven, M.F. Steehouder, Ron M.G. Hendrix, Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen

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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.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)663-678
JournalInternational journal of medical informatics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Practice guideline
  • Qualitative evaluation
  • Innovation diffusion
  • Communicable diseases
  • IR-79334
  • METIS-261236

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