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Georgia Southern Examines Online Assessment

A collaborative study including Dr. Levi Ross, assistant professor of community health behavior and education, and Mr. Jarrett Johnson, first year community health behavior and education DrPH student, found that a computer-based assessment can be implemented in an active urology clinic with prostate cancer survivors during treatment follow-up visits. Ross states that “although men from different races and different age groups were equally willing to complete the computer-based assessment, completion times were significantly longer for older men and for men who do not regularly use computers. Our next steps include examining the impact that touch-screen technology and voice narration has on improving survey completion times. Our goal is to have a computerized assessment that can be completed by a diverse group of patients within the time that is allotted for clinic follow-up visits.”