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Table 2 Clusters: statements and ratings

From: What is needed to implement a computer-assisted health risk assessment tool? An exploratory concept mapping study

Clusters sample statements Rating mean (SD)†  
  Importance Feasibility
Technological aspects of HRA for implementation
Tool’s equitable availability (9 items) 4.2 (.55) 3.9 (.78)
… available to both men and women   
… available to persons in opposite-sex and same-sex relationships   
… location accessible to all, including people in wheelchair   
Tool’s ease and appropriateness (9 items) * 4.5 (.47) 4.1 (.78)
… questions should be worded in a culturally sensitive manner   
… easy to use for patients with no previous use of computers   
have grade 4–6 reading level   
Content of computer survey (9 items) 4.0 (.43) 4.1 (.74)
ask about physical and psychological abuse and threats   
… ask about mental health issues   
… ask about risks for which interventions/resources are available   
Social (Patient) aspects of HRA for implementation
Patient confidentiality and choice (19 items) 4.5 (.32) 4.3 (.62)
… explicitly inform patient about the purpose of the screening tool   
… inform patients about clinician's legal duty to report   
… provided patient with a private, safe, and quiet area to complete   
… allow patients to skip items they do not want to answer   
Patient comfort through humanistic touch (6 items) * 4.1 (.54) 3.7 (.79)
… should motivate patients to seek help   
… should encourage patients to discuss their risks with providers   
… offer assistance and referral in a safe and confidential way   
Social (Provider) aspects of HRA implementation
Professional development, care & workload (22 items) ** 4.2 (.37) 3.4 (.92)
… department specific guidelines on screening inclusion   
… prepare clinicians how to respond empathetically   
… clearly define the role of all staff   
… social workers need to be available 24 h, 7 days   
Clinical management protocol (11 items) 4.0 (.48) 3.8 (.77)
… clinician's direct immediate contact with patient after disclosure   
… make resources ( e.g. posters, brochures, support staff) available   
In family practice, a follow-up visit should be also scheduled   
  1. †Importance or Feasibility 1–5 Scale: 1 = not at all to 5 = extremely.
  2. Paired t-test: * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.001.