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Public Health Conference

March 21 -23, 2022 | Singapore

IPHC 2022

Ehealthresp Online Course Validation: A Delphi Method Approach

Maria Teresa Herdeiro, Speaker at Maria Teresa Herdeiro - Speaker for Public Health Conferences
University of Aveiro, Portugal
Title : Ehealthresp Online Course Validation: A Delphi Method Approach


eHealthResp is an online course targeted to physicians and pharmacists, with the aim of providing up-to-date knowledge to aid with clinical decision on respiratory tract infections (RTI) management. This online course comprises a series of presentations, accompanied by several clinical cases to test the knowledge obtained. These clinical cases are inspired in four already validated algorithms included on a mobile app that was developed in parallel to the online course. To ensure the quality of the contents of this course, a two-round Delphi process was conducted, to obtain consensus. A multidisciplinary panel of experts were invited to analyze eight clinical cases and the adequacy of treatment options for each case. The questionnaires of the first round were sent, and eighteen panelists provided feedback. A report summing up the results of the first round was forwarded. On the second round, nineteen experts responded to the questionnaire. At the end of both rounds, six clinical cases obtained consensus (>60% agreement), and most treatment options were successfully validated (>70% agreement). The validation of the contents certainly contributes to a great improvement of the quality of eHealthResp, which will consequently, serve as an important tool to raise awareness on judicious antibiotic use for RTI.


Maria Teresa Herdeiro (PhD in Public Health and Pharmacoepidemiology - University of Santiago de Compostela), is a Regulatory Affairs Expert by Portuguese Pharmacist College. MTH is an Assistant Professor at Aveiro University and coordinator of the Clinical Research Management Master Program. She was awarded with the Prizes for Scientific Research Doctor Odette dos Santos Ferreira (2012) and Clinical Epidemiology by Medical Science Lisbon Society and MSD (2016), having published over 60 articles in Pharmacovigilance, Epidemiology and Public Health, and over 100 oral communications in conferences.