Usability testing of iCHAMPSS: A web-based decision-support system for adopting and implementing evidence-based sexual health programs in schools
Purpose. We conducted usability testing of a web-based decision support system (iCHAMPSS) to guide community stakeholders in the adoption, implementation, and maintenance of sexual health EBPs in school districts.
Methods. We tested iCHAMPSS over a three-week period among school health stakeholders (administrators, teachers, parents, nurses, and school health advisory council members) across Texas (n=16). Participants used all iCHAMPSS system components comprising over 60 decision tools (e.g., form templates, fact sheets, video-based training, testimonials) and other features including a discussion board and staging algorithm. Online surveys assessed usability parameters (e.g., acceptability, ease of use, credibility, motivational appeal).
Results. All participants rated iCHAMPSS as acceptable, easy to use, accurate, and credible, indicating they would use it again and would recommend it to others. Most participants rated the iCHAMPSS decision tools high on acceptability and ease of use (73.3–93.8% agreement) and indicated an increase in confidence to adopt, implement, and maintain EBPs in their districts after using iCHAMPSS (68.8-75%).
Conclusions. The iCHAMPSS decision-support system received highly favorable ratings by potential users of sexual health EBPs and represents an innovative web-based method for assisting community stakeholders with the often challenging process of adopting, implementing, and maintaining EBPs in schools.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Describe how iCHAMPSS can be used to adopt, implement, and maintain evidence-based sexual health programs in schools. Identify the various components of the iCHAMPSS web-based decision support system. Describe potential users of the iCHAMPSS system.
Keyword(s): Evidence-Based Practice, School-Based Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Principal Investigator on the CDC (Core Research Project) grant that funded this research. I am also nationally recognized in adolescent sexual health research, as well as development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based sexual health programs.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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