Outcomes in the Palm of Your Hand: Improving the Quality and Continuity of Patient Care
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||computers, handheld, outcomes assessment, patient|
|Treatment||handheld personal digital assistant (pda)|
|Sponsor||University of Toronto|
|Collaborator||Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care|
|Start date||May 2006|
|End date||June 2007|
|Trial size||400 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00314730, 16402|
This study evaluates the usability of personal digital assistants (PDAs) by nurses for collecting, utilizing and communicating patient health information, and the feasibility of using PDAs to increase nurses' access to and utilization of best-practice guidelines.
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other Countries||No locations recruiting|
|Intervention model||factorial assignment|
|Primary purpose||health services research|
nursing communication and coordination
patient functional status
patient symptoms (pain, nausea, dyspnea, fatigue)
patient therapeutic self care
Male or female participants at least 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Nurses are eligible to participate if they work on a participating unit, 20 or more hours/week - Patients are eligible if they are being cared for on a participating unit, are able to provide informed consent in English, and are able to answer questions about their daily activities and symptoms (pain, nausea, dyspnea, fatigue.) Exclusion Criteria: - none
|Official title||Outcomes in the Palm of Your Hand: Improving the Quality and Continuity of Patient Care|
|Principal investigator||Diane Doran, PhD, RN|
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