Relation between age, education, and time to respond to questions in a computer-based medical interview.

TitleRelation between age, education, and time to respond to questions in a computer-based medical interview.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsSLACK WV, Leviton A, Bennett SE, Fleischmann KH, Lawrence RS
JournalComput Biomed Res
Volume21
Issue1
Pagination78-84
Date Published1988 Feb
ISSN0010-4809
KeywordsAdult, Age Factors, Aged, Educational Status, Female, Humans, Medical History Taking, Medical Informatics Applications, Middle Aged, Reaction Time, User-Computer Interface
Abstract

The time required for 458 women volunteers to respond to questions in a computer-based medical interview was related both to their age and to their formal education. When the analysis was restricted to the 220 women with a college degree, older women responded more slowly than their younger counterparts, and when the analysis was restricted to the 265 women between 18 and 30 years of age, women with less formal education took longer to respond. By contrast, the time required for the volunteers to record their responses was related only to age.

DOI10.1016/0010-4809(88)90044-4
Alternate JournalComput. Biomed. Res.
PubMed ID3345654
Grant ListLM 03393 / LM / NLM NIH HHS / United States
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