Development and Initial Cognitive Testing of the Digital Equity Screening Tool (DEST): Community Participatory Approach to Assessing Digital Inequality

Pravesh Sharma, Christi A. Patten, Jon C. Tilburt, Andrea L Cheville, Joshua C. Pritchett, Laprincess C. Brewer, Richard O White, Sydney S. Kelpin, Monica Albertie, Tabetha A. Brockman, Chyke A. Doubeni

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Abstract

COVID-19 has widened the existing digital divide, especially for people from socially and economically deprived communities. We describe a program evaluation using a community participatory approach to develop self-reported items of patient experience with technology inclusive of digital access and literacy. The feedback received from Community Advisory Boards and Community Engagement Studio members led to the evaluation and refinement of the individual items. The community-based participatory approach highlighted in our paper to develop these items could serve as a model for other screening tool development for enhancing equity and inclusiveness in clinical care and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Clinical and Translational Science
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • Community advisory board
  • Community engagement
  • Community engagement studio
  • Covid-19
  • Digital access and literacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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