Usability of a Website for People With Schizophrenia
This study will determine the usability of a website for people with schizophrenia versus other websites designed for the same purpose.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Schizophrenia Website Usability|
- Subject task performance data will be analyzed to determine what website properties influenced subject's performance of various assigned website search-related tasks.
- Website properties, such as reading level, font size, and amount of content on the homepage, etc will be used to determine what factors influence subject's performance, and thus the usability of the various websites.
|Study Start Date:||August 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2007|
The objective of this study is to test and compare the usability of a website developed as part of a NIMH-funded project (see IRB #0208128), versus four other online websites in a effort to continue to improve website design elements and maximize usability by those identified with schizophrenia, a disease that produces cognitive impairments.
Prior usability testing done to evaluate a website developed as part of a NIMH-funded project (see IRB #0208128) was used to develop a website designed specifically to meet the needs of those with cognitive deficits. Generally, the website was well received. However, an implicit component of this project was to make quantitative statements comparing the website developed in this project to other existing websites for individuals with schizophrenia, in order to maintain and improve the usability of the website. As such, it is important to test the usability of this website versus other websites to continue to improve design elements and ease of use for those with serious mental illness.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pittsburgh|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15261|
|Principal Investigator:||Armando J Rotondi, PhD||University of Pittsburgh|