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Most parents prefer electronic forms over paper forms when filling out medical information about their children, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

For the study, researchers followed 180 parents of children who were being treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the Boston area. Parents were asked to fill out traditional paper forms and electronic forms that asked about their child’s behaviour, prescription medications and side effects to medication.

Although the two types of forms covered the same content, the electronic applications included:

  • A multimedia component;
  • An option to select medications from a list;
  • Defined steps; and
  • Feedback.

According to the study, parents generally reported feeling less burdened when filling out the electronic forms, compared with the paper forms. Parents also said that the electronic forms were easier to complete and that they would be more likely to fill out such forms in the future.

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Source: Health Literacy and Task Environment Influence Parents’ Burden for Data Entry on Child-Specific Health Information: Randomized Controlled Trial

Date: February 7, 2010
Rethinking Our Approach to Disease Management: Technology and Information Flow Considerations
Zun Lee and Myrna Francis

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