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The Questionnaire for User Interaction Satisfaction (QUIS) was created to gauge the satisfaction aspect of software usability in a standard, reliable, and valid way. The QUIS was first implemented as a standard paper and pencil form using a nine point Likert scale (Chin, Diehl, & Norman, 1988). Several computer based versions of this questionnaire have been(More)
OBJECTIVE New colposcopic protocols allow examiners to better document genital trauma in rape victims. We report our findings on the locations and types of genital injury seen in female assault victims versus women engaging in consensual sex. STUDY DESIGN Physical examinations were performed on 311 rape victims seen by San Luis Obispo County's Suspected(More)
OBJECTIVE Conventional rape examination protocols have been poor in yielding genital findings (10% to 30% typically). We report our experience with a revised protocol employing colposcopy to perform genital examinations of victims and to document findings. STUDY DESIGN Physical examinations were performed on rape victims seen by San Luis Obispo County's(More)
This paper describes the development and a preliminary usage analysis of a novel Internet-based support system that assists cancer patients in symptom monitoring and disease management. The system, called WebChoice, allows patients to monitor symptoms over time, and provides access to evidence-based self-management options tailored to their reported(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate assessment of the difficulty of consumer health texts is a prerequisite for improving readability. General purpose readability formulas based primarily on word length are not well suited for the health domain, where short technical terms may be unfamiliar to consumers. To address this need, we previously developed a regression model for(More)
In this investigation, the Questionnaire for User Interaction Satisfaction (QUIS 5.5), a tool for assessing users' subjective satisfaction with specific aspects of the human/computer interface was used to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Information System for Youth Services (ISYS). ISYS is used by over 600 employees of the Maryland State(More)
BACKGROUND Consumer health vocabularies (CHVs) have been developed to aid consumer health informatics applications. This purpose is best served if the vocabulary evolves with consumers' language. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to create a computer assisted update (CAU) system that works with live corpora to identify new candidate terms for inclusion in the(More)
The future will bring widespread access to large digital libraries of video. Consequently, a great deal of research is focused on methods of browsing and retrieving digital video. This type of work requires that investigators acquire and digitize video for their studies since the video information retrieval community does not yet have a collection of video(More)
This paper describes preliminary usability testing for a graphical interface designed to facilitate rapid browsing of recorded speech. Expert interviews and focus group discussions were used to assess the alignment between browsing behaviors employed by members of the intended user population and an early mockup of the interface. The results provide(More)
Consumer-friendly Personal Health Records (PHRs) have the potential of providing patients with the basis for taking an active role in their healthcare. However, few studies focused on the features that make health records comprehensible for lay audiences. This paper presents a survey of patients' experience with reviewing their health records, in order to(More)