AUA 2017: Use of Electronic Questionnaire to Provide Patient Centric Healthcare in Overactive Bladder

Boston, MA (UroToday.com) Electronic validated questionnaires are not mainstreamed practice in urology settings. The aim of Nobel and colleagues at the University of California, Irvine was to determine patient’s preference between paper versus electronic questionnaire, and whether it creases patient’s experience and satisfaction. They also looked at preference in relations to age, education, and facility with iPad.

72 patients were recruited and randomized into two groups. The first group filled out electronic questionnaires first and paper questionnaire second during their visit with clinician, and group two did the same but vice-versa. Their results showed that 74-96% of patients believed electronic questionnaires were equivalent or better than paper questionnaires regardless of age, education, and familiarity with iPad.

In conclusion, the use of electronic questionnaire in clinic settings can improve patient’s experience and satisfaction. As society shifts more to a technology, the medical field should also transition into more technology advancements in clinics. This is the first integration of electronic questionnaires in the treatment of OAB.

Presented by: Nobel Nguyen, MD

Authors: Cristina J. Palmer, DO, Bilal Farhan MD, Nobel Nguyen, Tuyen Hoang, Lishi Zhang, Dang Nguyen, Rebecca Do, Gamal Ghoniem MD, FACS

Affiliation: Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Institute for Clinical and Translational Service, University of California, Irvine

Written By: Susan Li for UroToday.com

at the 2017 AUA Annual Meeting - May 12 - 16, 2017 – Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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