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Currently submitted to: Journal of Medical Internet Research

Date Submitted: May 18, 2020
Open Peer Review Period: May 19, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020
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Users evaluation of a Spanish eHealth pediatric website. Survey Study.

  • Bruno José Nievas Soriano; 
  • Sonia García Duarte; 
  • Ana María Fernández Alonso; 
  • Antonio Bonillo Perales; 
  • Tesifón Parrón Carreño; 



Parents use the Internet to take decisions about their children’s health, but few resources have focused on eHealth technology evaluations from their point of view.


The main aim of this research was to evaluate, from the point of view of the users, a Spanish eHealth pediatric website written by a pediatrician in a simple to understand language.


A previously validated web questionnaire was used to evaluate 14 items that defined five domains: usability, utility, trust and confidence, well-child section and accessibility of the website. Univariate, bivariate and multiple linear regression analyses were performed.


516 users participated in the research. Women used more the Internet for health and better assessed the website. Higher scores were also given by the participants who relied most on the Internet for taking decisions about health; by the participants who used a smartphone to access the pediatric website; by the participants who knew the website the longest; and by the participants who had accessed it more times. No differences in the evaluations of the website were found regarding age, education level or household income of the participants.


eHealth pediatric websites, written by a pediatrician in an easy to understand language, can be perceived as usable, trustworthy, useful and accesible by tehir users, and some characteristics of the users are associated with a better perception of these websites. These considerations can be useful for the development of future eHealth interventions.


Please cite as:

Nievas Soriano BJ, García Duarte S, Fernández Alonso AM, Bonillo Perales A, Parrón Carreño T

Users evaluation of a Spanish eHealth pediatric website. Survey Study.

JMIR Preprints. 18/05/2020:20366

DOI: 10.2196/preprints.20366


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