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Sensors (Basel). 2017 Jul 7;17(7). pii: E1589. doi: 10.3390/s17071589.

USEQ: A Short Questionnaire for Satisfaction Evaluation of Virtual Rehabilitation Systems.

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1
Instituto Universitario de Automática e Informática Industrial, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain. jgil@upv.es.
2
Hospital S. José, Av. Zaragoza 16, 44001 Teruel, Spain. pilarmanzanoh@hotmail.com.
3
Aragón Health Research Institute (IIS Aragón), Universidad de Zaragoza, Ciudad Escolar, 44003 Teruel, Spain. salbiol@unizar.es.
4
Hospital S. José, Av. Zaragoza 16, 44001 Teruel, Spain. aula856@gmail.com.
5
Instituto Universitario de Automática e Informática Industrial, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain. hgil@ai2.upv.es.
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Instituto Universitario de Automática e Informática Industrial, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain. jlozano@upv.es.

Abstract

New emerging technologies have proven their efficacy in aiding people in their rehabilitation. The tests that are usually used to evaluate usability (in general) or user satisfaction (in particular) of this technology are not specifically focused on virtual rehabilitation and patients. The objective of this contribution is to present and evaluate the USEQ (User Satisfaction Evaluation Questionnaire). The USEQ is a questionnaire that is designed to properly evaluate the satisfaction of the user (which constitutes part of usability) in virtual rehabilitation systems. Forty patients with balance disorders completed the USEQ after their first session with ABAR (Active Balance Rehabilitation), which is a virtual rehabilitation system that is designed for the rehabilitation of balance disorders. Internal consistency analysis and exploratory factor analysis were carried out to identify the factor structure of the USEQ. The six items of USEQ were significantly associated with each other, and the Cronbach alpha coefficient for the questionnaire was 0.716. In an analysis of the principal components, a one-factor solution was considered to be appropriate. The findings of the study suggest that the USEQ is a reliable questionnaire with adequate internal consistency. With regard to patient perception, the patients found the USEQ to be an easy-to-understand questionnaire with a convenient number of questions.

KEYWORDS:

analysis of principal components; factor analysis; questionnaire; satisfaction; usability; virtual rehabilitation

PMID:
28686174
PMCID:
PMC5539644
DOI:
10.3390/s17071589
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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