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Table 7 TARS items: Frequencies for combined categorical variables

From: From theory to 'measurement' in complex interventions: Methodological lessons from the development of an e-health normalisation instrument

   Site 1 Site 2
Item   Disagree/neutral (0–3) Agree (4–6) DK N Disagree
(0–2)
Neutral/Some agree (3–4) Stronger Agreement (5–6) DK N
1 The ehealth system is adequately resourced financially 21 12 13 46 16 60 44 111 231
2 Sufficient organizational effort has gone into supporting the ehealth system 21 21 4 46 25 91 66 49 231
3 The ehealth system is a different way of working 16 22 8 46 10 59 105 56 230
4 The rewards of using the ehealth system outweighs the effort 22 15 8 45 14 95 72 44 225
5 Government policy initiatives are supportive of this ehealth system 13 23 8 44 12 67 44 106 229
6 This ehealth system is technically and organisationally compatible with other systems and agencies that we are required to work with 36 3 6 45 46 86 44 53 229
7 This ehealth system fits in with the priorities and challenges of our organisation 25 16 3 44 18 112 77 21 228
8 This organisation has a culture that is supportive of change 20 23 0 43 25 106 81 10 222
9 There is a culture in this organisation of involving staff in planning and development 28 16 0 44 75 89 46 19 229
10 Using the ehealth system makes me feel autonomous in my work 31 9 2 42 43 92 66 23 224
11 Using the ehealth system requires co-operation with other staff 17 27 2 46 29 113 74 14 230
12 The workload involved in using the ehealth system is manageable 25 18 3 46 20 109 86 15 230
13 In using the ehealth system, the allocation of work between individuals is appropriate 19 16 9 44 26 96 66 42 230
14 The skills I have are appropriate for using the ehealth system 13 31 1 45 7 73 139 11 230
15 The skills needed to use the ehealth system are easily learned 16 27 2 45 24 112 85 9 230
16 I have confidence that using the ehealth system does not put patients at risk 13 28 3 44 22 92 99 15 228
17 Using the ehealth system is an efficient use of time 7 36 1 43 23 91 104 13 231
18 In using the ehealth system, responsibilities are divided between individuals appropriately 7 36 6 43 26 100 66 35 227
19 In using the ehealth system, I understand my accountability for my work 14 29 2 45 7 59 148 8 222
20 In using the ehealth system, I understand my liability for my practice 21 20 1 44 9 61 134 19 223
21 Technical back-up in using the ehealth system is available if I need it 14 24 2 45 46 95 62 26 229
22 I believe there is good evidence about the clinical effectiveness of using the ehealth system 10 19 0 43 26 129 74   229
23 There is some flexibility in how the ehealth system can be used 18 19 9 45 57 98 48 28 231
24 Using the ehealth system leads to positive outcomes for patients 21 20 5 45 17 119 72 22 230
25 Using the ehealth system involves the right amount of time spent with patients (on the telephone) 27 16 12 43 43 104 54 28 229
26 In using the ehealth system, the quality of professional and patient interaction is good 18 18 14 44 21 121 69 19 230
27 The ehealth system is easy to use 26 16 2 43 22 112 85 8 227
28 The staff who work here have a shared understanding of what the system is for and how it is to be used 25 15 3 44 22 107 86 11 226
29 The staff here are committed to making the system work 21 9 5 43 15 101 93 15 224
30 There are ongoing mechanisms for monitoring and appraising how this ehealth system is used 21 10 16 45 7 89 83 50 229