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Sadeghi A, Khajepour N, Abollkheyrian S. Technical Evaluation of WebDa Information Websites of Medical Universities in Iran. jha. 2014; 17 (57) :58-67
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1515-en.html

1- MSc in Health Education and Promotion, Health Education & Promotion Unit and R & D Unit, Vice-chancellor for Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran Kerman University Of Medical Sciences , azadeh_sadeghi87@yahoo.com
2- MSc Student of Social Media and Communications, Public Relations and R & D Unit, Vice-chancellor for Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran Kerman University Of Medical Sciences
3- PhD Student of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Tehran univercity
Abstract:   (1536 Views)
Introduction: Databases have very important roles in providing health information therefore, their technical quality is of great importance. The technical assessment of WebDa news in Medical Universities in Iran was the aim of the study.
 Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 16 WeDda from among all WeDda of the Medical Universities were selected through systematic stratified sampling based on the ranking of the universities (three Type I, eight Type II, and five Type III universities). A valid questionnaire for technical evaluation of health information Web site with the Alpha 0.93 was used for data collection. Data analysis was done through SPSS using descriptive tests.
 Results: None of the websites could achieve a high score concerning the given indicators. The highest mean scores were related to easy access and loading (4), formatting (3.4), ease of use (3.4) and the lowest mean scores were related to user right (1.4), interaction with users (2.5) and layout (2.7). Also, the mean scores for ease of use, graphics quality and logos were 3.3 and 3.1 and 3.1, respectively.
Conclusion:
The majority of technical indicators in information WebDa news are at intermediate level. Therefore, in order to enhance the technical level of WebDa, it is suggested to increase the visual attraction and interaction with users along with improving the contents.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/02/15 | Accepted: 2014/09/2 | Published: 2014/09/2

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