Health professionals provide feedback on a national pandemic flu website in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205336
Title:
Health professionals provide feedback on a national pandemic flu website in Ireland.
Authors:
Cooney, Fionnuala; Thornton, Lelia; Igoe, Derval; O’Flanagan, Darina
Affiliation:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 25 -27 Middle Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, Ireland and Department of Public Health Medicine, HSE West, Bridgewater House, Rockwood Parade, Sligo, Ireland.
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205336
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Health professionals in Ireland were surveyed about their views on the information provided on pandemic flu on the website of Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) during the pandemic period in 2009. Respondents reported a high frequency of use of the HPSC website, with 69% of respondents using it at least once weekly during the pandemic period. The website was well regarded, with 70 – 80% of respondents rating its general aspects as either excellent or very good. There were differences in the ratings according to respondents’ area of work, with those in public health being the most satisfied, whilst those working in primary care being least so. The main difficulties with the website related to some aspects of the website layout and updating of information. The main areas for action for HPSC include: review of website functionality; establishment of user-feedback mechanisms and improvement in the co-ordination of national information resources.
Keywords:
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY; INFLUENZA; COMMUNICATION; INTERNET; SURVEY; PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; HEALTH PROTECTION
Local subject classification:
INFECTIOUS DISEASES; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCooney, Fionnualaen
dc.contributor.authorThornton, Leliaen
dc.contributor.authorIgoe, Dervalen
dc.contributor.authorO’Flanagan, Darinaen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-27T15:33:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-27T15:33:17Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205336-
dc.descriptionHealth professionals in Ireland were surveyed about their views on the information provided on pandemic flu on the website of Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) during the pandemic period in 2009. Respondents reported a high frequency of use of the HPSC website, with 69% of respondents using it at least once weekly during the pandemic period. The website was well regarded, with 70 – 80% of respondents rating its general aspects as either excellent or very good. There were differences in the ratings according to respondents’ area of work, with those in public health being the most satisfied, whilst those working in primary care being least so. The main difficulties with the website related to some aspects of the website layout and updating of information. The main areas for action for HPSC include: review of website functionality; establishment of user-feedback mechanisms and improvement in the co-ordination of national information resources.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCYen
dc.subjectINFLUENZAen
dc.subjectCOMMUNICATIONen
dc.subjectINTERNETen
dc.subjectSURVEYen
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTEN
dc.subjectHEALTH PROTECTIONEN
dc.subject.otherINFECTIOUS DISEASESEN
dc.subject.otherHEALTH SERVICE PLANNINGEN
dc.titleHealth professionals provide feedback on a national pandemic flu website in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Protection Surveillance Centre, 25 -27 Middle Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, Ireland and Department of Public Health Medicine, HSE West, Bridgewater House, Rockwood Parade, Sligo, Ireland.en
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