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Table 2 Functional and operational aspects of HESN in respect to the composites scores of practicability, design, data and communication, technical support, and general impression, KSA, 2016

From: Perception of the health surveillance users on the health electronic surveillance network (HESN), Saudi Arabia, 2016

Technical aspects n Composite practicability score Composite design score Composite data and communication score Composite technical support scale Composite impression scale
Training
Once 225 3.62 ± 0.70 3.65 ± 0.72 3.56 ± 0.66 3.24 ± 0.71 3.96 ± 0.71
More than once 191 3.67 ± 0.70 3.61 ± 0.77 3.60 ± 0.69 3.34 ± 0.71 3.99 ± 0.69
No training 69 3.64 ± 0.59 3.62 ± 0.68 3.58 ± 0.62 3.30 ± 0.74 3.93 ± 0.70
p-value†   0.702 0.909 0.573 0.307 0.855
Internet speed
Fast 94 3.98 ± 0.62 3.87 ± 0.65 3.80 ± 0.58 3.65 ± 0.61 4.22 ± 0.56
Moderate 239 3.74 ± 0.59 3.71 ± 0.66 3.64 ± 0.61 3.38 ± 0.64 4.03 ± 0.66
Slow 152 3.28 ± 0.70 3.36 ± 0.80 3.33 ± 0.74 2.91 ± 0.72 3.72 ± 0.76
p value†   < 0.001* < 0.001* < 0.001* < 0.001* < 0.001*
Internet connection
Home net 30 3.75 ± 0.79 3.76 ± 0.86 3.72 ± 0.78 3.21 ± 0.90 4.00 ± 0.87
Work and home net 169 3.74 ± 0.63 3.72 ± 0.67 3.64 ± 0.62 3.30 ± 0.74 4.09 ± 0.64
Work net 286 3.58 ± 0.70 3.56 ± 0.75 3.52 ± 0.68 3.29 ± 0.67 3.89 ± 0.70
p value†   0.133 0.074 0.294 0.744 0.088
Authority
Entering and presenting data 209 3.60 ± 0.66 3.58 ± 0.73 3.55 ± 0.66 3.18 ± 0.69 3.96 ± 0.68
Full use 103 3.68 ± 0.70 3.7 ± 0.70 3.60 ± 0.71 3.31 ± 0.78 4.08 ± 0.72
Only entering data 173 3.67 ± 0.71 3.66 ± 0.74 3.60 ± 0.65 3.41 ± 0.69 3.92 ± 0.70
p value†   0.397 0.352 0.732 0.009* 0.223
Function
Immunization 79 3.67 ± 0.70 3.72 ± 0.78 3.51 ± 0.66 3.10 ± 0.78 3.91 ± 0.89
Investigation 101 3.68 ± 0.66 3.64 ± 0.66 3.63 ± 0.64 3.38 ± 0.64 4.06 ± 0.66
Notifications management 53 3.64 ± 0.74 3.61 ± 0.75 3.67 ± 0.63 3.33 ± 0.80 4.01 ± 0.66
Outbreak investigation 141 3.56 ± 0.75 3.53 ± 0.82 3.52 ± 0.75 3.17 ± 0.74 3.91 ± 0.73
Reporting 100 3.72 ± 0.59 3.73 ± 0.62 3.62 ± 0.59 3.50 ± 0.54 3.98 ± 0.55
Work management 11 3.55 ± 0.55 3.47 ± 0.57 3.42 ± 0.62 3.14 ± 0.81 4.05 ± 0.53
p value†   0.840 0.178 0.429 <0.001* 0.684
Internet browser
Firefox 235 3.62 ± 0.69 3.60 ± 0.76 3.53 ± 0.65 3.24 ± 0.72 3.97 ± 0.71
Google chrome 222 3.72 ± 0.65 3.72 ± 0.66 3.66 ± 0.67 3.36 ± 0.70 4.01 ± 0.67
Internet explorer 28 3.25 ± 0.75 3.25 ± 0.86 3.29 ± 0.67 3.12 ± 0.69 3.57 ± 0.73
p value†   0.003* 0.011* 0.005* 0.08 0.003*
Interface language
Arabic 159 3.59 ± 0.68 3.56 ± 0.74 3.51 ± 0.65 3.16 ± 0.74 3.93 ± 0.77
English 209 3.71 ± 0.66 3.71 ± 0.67 3.65 ± 0.64 3.44 ± 0.66 3.97 ± 0.61
Both Arabic and English 117 3.6 ± 0.72 3.59 ± 0.81 3.54 ± 0.73 3.6 ± 0.72 4.01 ± 0.74
p value   0.355 0.183 0.063 <0.001* 0.568
  1. P< 0.05, †Kruskal Wallis tests, * statistically significant