Table 2

Descriptive statistics and bivariate analysis of survey question responses comparing participants who agreed versus disagreed/neutral with being less likely to test for STIs and HIV if health records were made part of the provincial EHR*

 Less likely to test for STI/HIV if health records were made part of provincial EHR
 TotalDisagree/neutralAgree
Survey questionResponseN (%)N (%)N (%)p Value
(a) I am currently satisfied that my name and identifying information are kept private when I test at this clinicDisagree/neutral138 (13.9)97 (70.3)41 (29.7)0.65
Agree856 (86.1)571 (68.4)264 (31.6)
(b) It would be acceptable for my record from my visit to this clinic to be viewable by my family physicianDisagree/neutral404 (40.6)213 (54.1)181 (45.9)<0.001
Agree591 (59.4)455 (78.3)126 (21.7)
(c) It would be acceptable for my EHR from my visit at the provincial STI clinic to be available for my pharmacist to reviewDisagree/neutral694 (69.7)435 (63.9)246 (36.1)<0.001
Agree301 (30.3)234 (79.1)62 (20.9)
(d) It would be acceptable for my EHR from my visit at the provincial STI clinic to be available for my medical specialist(s) to reviewDisagree/neutral444 (45.1)246 (56.0)193 (44.0)<0.001
Agree541 (54.9)423 (79.1)112 (20.9)
(e) It would be acceptable for my EHR from my visit at the provincial STI clinic to be available for nurses in other STI clinics to reviewDisagree/neutral412 (41.8)235 (58.0)170 (42.0)<0.001
Agree574 (58.2)431 (75.6)139 (24.4)
(f) It would be acceptable for my EHR from my visit at the BCCDC STI clinic to be available for public health nurses who follow-up positive test results to reviewDisagree/neutral357 (36.2)206 (58.5)146 (41.5)<0.001
Agree629 (63.8)462 (73.9)163 (26.1)
(g) I would be less likely to test for STI/HIV if my health records were made part of a provincial EHRDisagree/neutral671 (68.4) 
Agree310 (31.6)
(h) When getting care at the BCCDC STI clinic, it is my expectation that no other clinicians in the province will be able to review my chart from my visitDisagree/neutral463 (47.1)400 (86.8)61 (13.2)<0.001
Agree520 (52.9)269 (52.4)244 (47.6)
(i) One of the reasons I came for care at the BCCDC STI clinic is that I did not want records of my encounter shared beyond this clinicDisagree/neutral518 (54.2)441 (86.0)72 (14.0)<0.001
Agree437 (45.8)210 (48.5)223 (51.5)
(j) If I could test for HIV completely anonymously at this clinic (meaning no name or phone number attached to my result), I would choose to test this wayDisagree/neutral533 (56.2)419 (79.5)108 (20.5)<0.001
Agree416 (43.8)228 (55.1)186 (44.9)
  • *Includes valid data only.

  • BCCDC, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control; EHR, electronic health record; STI, sexually transmitted infection.