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Physicians' acceptance of telemedicine constitutes a prerequisite for its diffusion on a national scale. Based upon the Theory of Interpersonal Behavior, this study was aimed at assessing the predictors of physicians' intention to use telemedicine in their clinical practice. All of the physicians involved in the RQTE, the extended provincial telemedicine(More)
The aim of this study was to verify the validity of a new self-reported questionnaire designed to assess nonadherence to antiretroviral medication among patients with HIV. Two hundred fifty-six patients from four clinics participated in a prospective longitudinal study. The questionnaire was designed to measure if patients with HIV were taking less than the(More)
CONTEXT The shortage of organs for transplantation has led public health authorities to invest significant efforts in the promotion of organ donation. OBJECTIVE To identify factors predictive of signed consent for posthumous organ donation by using the theory of planned behavior. PARTICIPANTS AND DESIGN A random sample of 602 adults completed a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify factors explaining the intention to donate blood. MATERIALS AND METHODS A random sample of 4000 respondents drawn from the general population received a questionnaire by mail. This questionnaire assessed variables as defined by the most prominent social cognitive theories. RESULTS Overall,(More)
OBJECTIVE A pilot study to examine the incidence and characteristics of concussions for one season of university football and soccer. DESIGN Retrospective survey. PARTICIPANTS 60 football and 70 soccer players reporting to 1998 fall training camp. Of these, 44 football and 52 soccer players returned a completed questionnaire. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of hospitals' organisational characteristics on telehealth adoption by health-care centres involved in the extended telehealth network of Quebec (French acronym RQTE) DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: The article is based on a review of the literature and a questionnaire, which was administered via(More)
This study reports the evaluation of an intervention designed to reinforce tobacco abstinence among elementary schoolchildren in a school transition period. This intervention was developed according to the principles of Intervention Mapping. A total of 765 grade 5 students (ages 10-12) was recruited in 32 elementary schools. A quasi-experimental(More)
page Figure 1. Courbes caractéristiques idéales pour des items positifs d'une échelle de type Likert. La probabilité d'accord ou le niveau d'accord (le score à l'item) correspondent aux suivantes: 1) Détermination précise ce que l'on veut mesurer et à quelle fin 2) Inclusion ou non d'items étrangers aux construits mesurés 3) Définition et analyse de la(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the progress made in smoking prevention among youth, few scientific reports have identified the determinants underlying the abstinence from cigarettes, and even fewer have made an assessment of their evolution over time. It has been proposed that this could be done by modeling after theoretical frameworks. METHODS A self-reported(More)
Human and organizational factors are central to the adoption of various telehealth technologies and influence their diffusion into integrated networks. The aim of this paper is twofold. Firstly, a conceptual framework for assessing organizational factors that condition telehealth adoption by hospitals is proposed. Secondly, the results of an exploratory(More)