Presentation on theme: "1 Mr Hywel Rogers Dr Shaaron Pratt Dr Tina Gambling Dr Paul Brown."— Presentation transcript:
1 Mr Hywel Rogers Dr Shaaron Pratt Dr Tina Gambling Dr Paul Brown
2 The processes and technology required to capture, store, distribute and analyse patient and service data.
3 Improved turnaround times (Mackinnon et al., 2008)
4 Aim Radiographers’ engagement, ability and confidence Home based applications Work based applications Areas to include: IM&T ability Work based IM&T usage Personal IM&T usage Security & governance issues Education & training experience The future
5 Challenges Population of ~20,000 UK radiographers Number of facets to radiography IM&T Time limitations 1st September to 10th October 2008 Amount of data to analyse Cost implications
6 Options Interviews Discussion groups Questionnaire (Alasuutari et al., 2009)
7 Online questionnaire May provide more honest answers Response is similar to paper surveys Respondent can be directed more Small research team needed Suitable for large numbers Low cost Faster speed of response Ticks all the boxes for our challenges especially time
8 Considerations Exclusion of technophobic respondents Now said to be insignificant (Evans and Mathur, 2005) Advertising the survey Wide range of methods Length of questionnaire Potential disadvantage
9 Incentives Incentives improve response rates (Kessler et al., 1995; Ryu et al., 2005) Link to prize draw at the end of the survey Manufacturers donated prizes Digital camera Webcams
10 Facilitates data analysis Allows cross tabulation Provides a means of exporting data Collates all free text responses Bristol Online Survey (BOS)
11 Our experience Only 1 person registered to use BOS A lengthy process Reliant on expertise to assist with cross tabulation and exportation of data Choice of delivery of questions All together Sectioned into a few pages Ease of assessing ongoing response
13 Opinions “Sometimes it takes longer to manage the IT aspect…… than it does to X-ray them. Surely personal care should be more important”; “too many people believe it is too difficult to understand and therefore don’t try to”.
14 Recommendations IM&T skills for new graduates at least to ECDL level. In-service education required for hospital/radiography specific applications. Further research is required to evaluate the efficacy of different types of training.
15 Conclusions Percentage of the population represented was low (7.4%) Disproportion of age within each band Lower number of younger respondents Paper copy of the survey was requested by 2 radiographers, but recognise that additional technophobic individuals may have been missed Advertising the survey relied upon radiographers seeing the request to respond Other methods may have increased response
16 Dr Shaaron Pratt Mr Hywel Rogers Dr Tina Gambling Dr Paul Brown SCoR web site
17 References Alasuutari P., Bickman L., Brannen J. (2009) Social Research Methods. Sage: London Evans J.R., Mathur A. (2005) The value of online surveys. Internet Research; 15(2): Kessler R.C., Little R.J.A., Groves R.M. (1995) Advances in strategies for minimizing and adjusting for survey nonresponse. Epidemiologic Reviews, 17(1): Mackinnon A.D., Billington R. A., Adam E. J., Dundas D. D., Patel U. (2008) PACS lead to sustained improvements in reporting times and productivity. Clinical Radiology, 63: Ryu E., Couper M.P., Marans R.W. (2005) Survey incentives: cash vs in-kind. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 18(1): 89–106