HumanInsight Validation of a questionnaire for the analysis of digital competence in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus
J Healthc Qual Res. 2022 Jun 1:S2603-6479(22)00043-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jhqr.2022.04.001. Online ahead of print.
OBJECTIVE: Validation of a questionnaire designed to stratify the level of digital competence in chronic patients.
METHOD: Cross-sectional study, carried out in the Endocrinology and Nutrition Section of the Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León (CAULE). We selected the digital competencies section of the Cambados questionnaire, designed for the identification of digital chronic patient, with a maximum score of 20 points. The questionnaire was completed for validation by patients for whom were prescribed a digital tool for glycemic control. Reliability was assessed by assessing the correct use of the prescribed tool and internal consistency.
RESULTS: The questionnaire was completely filled in by 171 patients, with a mean age of 44.36 (SD 17.36). The mean score obtained in the questionnaire was 11.04 (SD 4.74) and a score over 12 was the most appropriate cut-off point to discriminate between patients according to their level of digital competence. 48.54% of the patients made adequate use of the tool. The scale showed good internal consistency with a Cronbach's alpha of 0.77.
CONCLUSIONS: The results reached in the present study allow us to affirm that the responses obtained from the patients in the digital competency definition questionnaire are a good indicator of the use of digital tools.
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