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Table 1 Perspectives of Participating Clients (n = 74)

From: Computer-assisted client assessment survey for mental health: patient and health provider perspectives

Computerized Lifestyle Assessment Scale mean (standard deviation)
Perceived Benefits, overall mean 4.1 (0.7)
  1. I would feel comfortable answering questions on a computer. 4.3 (0.8)
  2. The computer is a good way to ask about social and emotional issues. 4.3 (0.7)
  3. It would save the provider’s time. 4.1 (0.9)
  4. Computer-assisted risk assessment will help providers with questions on social and emotional health. 4.0 (0.8)
  5. Providers will make better health assessments with such computer systems. 3.9 (0.9)
  6. Computer-assisted health risk assessment can be trusted. 3.9 (0.9)
Perceived Privacy-Barriers, overall mean 2.6 (0.8)
  1. I would worry about confidentiality when completing computer survey. 2.9 (1.2)
  2. I do not want certain information about me on computer. 2.7 (1.1)
  3. Too many mistakes will be made with the computer-assisted risk assessment. 2.3 (0.9)
Perceived Interaction-Barriers, overall mean 2.8 (0.8)
  1. Providers would spend less time with patients. 3.2 (1.2)
  2. There will be loss of personal communication with a provider. 2.8 (1.1)
  3. I would find another provider with no such tool. 2.4 (1.0)
Quality Assessment, count (percentage)
Using the touch screen
  Very Easy 62 (83.8)
  Easy 10 (13.5)
  Difficult/Very Difficult 2 (2.8)
Following the survey instruction, count (percentage)
  Very Easy 51 (68.9)
  Easy 18 (24.3)
  Difficult/Very Difficult 5 (6.8)
Reading the questions on screen, count (percentage)
  Very Easy 61 (82.4)
  Easy 9 (12.2)
  Difficult/Very Difficult 4 (5.4)
Acceptable time for survey completion, count (percentage)
  Yes 70 (94.6)
  No 4 (5.4)