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[afro-nets] Request for your participation in a Telemedicine Survey
- From: Dr. Victor W. Mbarika <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 20:59:18 -0600
Request for your participation in a Telemedicine Survey for Sub-
The research team on Telemedicine Technology in Sub-Saharan Af-
rica at Southern University (USA), Stockholm University (SWE-
DEN), Concordia University (CANADA), and the College of William
& Mary (USA) would like to request your help with our research
project. We are studying medical doctors' perceptions on the
adoption of telemedicine technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
While different dimensions of information technologies have been
studied in the context of developed nations, such studies are
rare that focus on developing countries in general and sub-
Saharan Africa in particular. We therefore stand the risk of
adopting ICTs such as telemedicine without understanding some
salient factors that could affect its adoption in the African
context. Hence the need for our study: If you are a medical doc-
tor using telemedicine in Africa or that plans to use telemedi-
cine in the near future, please send me an e-mail so I can for-
ward the questionnaire to you. If you are heading a hospital or
clinic in Africa using telemedicine and would like to know how
the doctors that work for your unit are adopting this technol-
ogy, please also e-mail me and I will forward the survey to you.
Our team will be more than happy to provide you with a report of
our findings so you can use it to improve on current telemedi-
cine endeavours in your health facility as well as in your coun-
All answers given in this survey will be held in the STRICTEST
CONFIDENCE and will be used only for research purposes. No one
other than the principal investigators will know your name. All
of these questions are important for our research.
Thank you for your attention.
Victor Wacham A. Mbarika, Ph.D.
College of Business, T.T. Allain Building
Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA 70813, U.S.A.
Tel: +1-225-771-5640; (Work) +1-225-753-5143 (Home);
Personal Web Site: http://www.mbarika.com
Externally controlled website: http://www.vmbarika.com
Author: "Africa's Least Developed Countries' Teledensity Prob-
lems and Strategies"