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CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e3181b21779
Continuing Education

Development and Performance Usability Testing of a Theory-Based, Computerized, Tailored Intervention

RYAN, POLLY PhD, RN, CNS-BC; PUMILIA, NICHOLAS J. MA, BS; HENAK, BRANDON BS; CHANG, TINA BBA

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Abstract

Technology offers innovative and promising methods of delivering health messages to provide knowledge and potentially facilitate improved health behaviors. Theory was foundational to the development of a new intervention using a tailored Web site and a handheld computer. A performance usability study was conducted to determine if women could use this newly developed intervention delivered via a Web site and pocket computer accurately and in a timely manner in real-world settings. A convenience sample of 15 women between 35 and 55 years of age were observed as they used "Complete a Task" and "Talk Aloud" performance usability methods. Results identified several problems affecting the ability of participants to use the Web site and handheld computer.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

 

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