How Do Patients with Mental Health Diagnoses Use Online Patient Portals? An Observational Analysis from the Veterans Health Administration
Hogan, Timothy P.
Martinez, Rachael N.
Shimada, Stephanie L.
Connolly, Samantha L.
Weaver, Frances M.
UMass Chan AffiliationsDivision of Health Informatics and Implementation Science, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Document TypeJournal Article
Health information technology
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
Health Information Technology
Health Services Administration
Health Services Research
Mental and Social Health
Military and Veterans Studies
Psychiatry and Psychology
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AbstractOnline patient portals may be effective for engaging patients with mental health conditions in their own health care. This retrospective database analysis reports patient portal use among Veterans with mental health diagnoses. Unadjusted and adjusted odds of portal feature use was calculated using logistic regressions. Having experienced military sexual trauma or having an anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or depression were associated with increased odds of portal use; bipolar, substance use, psychotic and adjustment disorders were associated with decreased odds. Future research should examine factors that influence portal use to understand diagnosis-level differences and improve engagement with such tools.
Adm Policy Ment Health. 2019 May 7. doi: 10.1007/s10488-019-00938-x. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/46788
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