Teresa Chiu

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BACKGROUND The Internet is widely used for health information, yet little is known about the online activity of family caregivers of elders, a rapidly growing group. In order to better understand the online information-seeking activity of "e-caregivers" and other visitors at a caregiving website, we undertook a qualitative analysis of survey data from a(More)
BACKGROUND Attrition, or nonuse of the intervention, is a significant problem in e-health. However, the reasons for this phenomenon are poorly understood. Building on Eysenbach's "Law of Attrition", this study aimed to explore the usage behavior of users of e-health services. We used two theoretical models, Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Service(More)
BACKGROUND Mandatory versus voluntary requirement has moderating effect on a person's intention to use a new information technology. Studies have shown that the use of technology in health care settings is predicted by perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, social influence, facilitating conditions, and attitude towards computer. These factors have(More)
BACKGROUND For effective health promotion using health information technology (HIT), it is mandatory that health consumers have the behavioral intention to measure, store, and manage their own health data. Understanding health consumers' intention and behavior is needed to develop and implement effective and efficient strategies. OBJECTIVE To develop and(More)
We introduce a new concept of randomness for binary strings of nite length, reconstructive randomness. Reconstructive randomness is based on a reconstruction problem: putting together subsequences of length k, k < n, of a string of length n to uniquely reconstruct it. We claim that the longer the subsequences required to uniquely reconstruct a string of(More)
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