Olga C. Damman

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BACKGROUND To date, online public healthcare reports have not been effectively used by consumers. Therefore, we qualitatively examined how healthcare consumers process and evaluate comparative healthcare information on the Internet. METHODS Using semi-structured cognitive interviews, interviewees (n = 20) were asked to think aloud and answer questions, as(More)
BACKGROUND On more and more websites, consumers are provided with public reports about health care. This move toward provision of more comparative information has resulted in different information types being published that often contain contradictory information. OBJECTIVE The objective was to assess the current state of the art in the presentation of(More)
BACKGROUND Patients are increasingly expected to become active, critical consumers in healthcare. They can use comparative healthcare information presented on websites to make informed choices for healthcare providers. However, the use of this information has been limited so far. An obstacle can be that the information is not perceived as relevant by(More)
BACKGROUND Consumers are increasingly exposed to comparative healthcare information (information about the quality of different healthcare providers). Partly because of its complexity, the use of this information has been limited. The objective of this study was to examine how the amount of presented information influences the comprehension and use of(More)
Surgery and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) are both curative treatment options for patients with a stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Consequently, there is growing interest in studying the role of patients in treatment decision making. We studied how patients with stage I NSCLC perceived shared decision making (SDM) in general, and how(More)
BACKGROUND Online cancer information can support patients in making treatment decisions. However, such information may not be adequately tailored to the patient's perspective, particularly if healthcare professionals do not sufficiently engage patient groups when developing online information. We applied qualitative user testing during the development of a(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the barriers from the perspective of consumers with low health literacy in using risk information as provided in cardiometabolic risk assessments. DESIGN A qualitative thematic approach using cognitive interviews was employed. METHODS We performed interviews with 23 people with low health literacy/health numeracy, who were(More)
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