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Building Patient Relationships

A Smartphone Application Supporting Communication Between Teenagers With Asthma and the RN Care Coordinator

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: June 2013 - Volume 31 - Issue 6 - p 272-273
doi: 10.1097/NXN.0b013e3182a01eaa


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GENERAL PURPOSE STATEMENT: To familiarize the nurse with a pilot project designed to determine if a smartphone application could support communication between patients and providers

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the nurse will be able to:

1. Describe the purpose and development of the pilot project.

2. Explain the results of the pilot project

  1. What do most smartphone healthcare applications for consumers focus on?
    1. self-management
    2. the delivery of patient care
    3. reminders
    4. educational resources
  2. To integrate smartphone healthcare applications for consumers into healthcare delivery, which is essential?
    1. unidirectional communication
    2. two-way communication
    3. privacy controls
    4. security controls
  3. Many nursing theories state that which is needed with the patient to guide improvement in health?
    1. motivation
    2. shared goals
    3. therapeutic interpersonal relationship
    4. direct access
  4. The goal of the project was to develop a smartphone application to connect the patient with a chronic disease from his/her point of living to a
    1. healthcare educator.
    2. case manager.
    3. primary care representative.
    4. hospital representative.
  5. The multidisciplinary team believed that the patient type best suited for the pilot was a teenager with asthma who was
    1. enrolled in an asthma management program.
    2. not enrolled in an asthma management program.
    3. newly diagnosed.
    4. had a smartphone.
  6. Which model was used to determine perceived usefulness in the pilot project?
    1. Technology Acceptance Model
    2. Technology In-Use Model
    3. Technology in Healthcare Model
    4. Technology Integration Model
  7. The application was targeted toward teenagers whose asthma severity was
    1. intermittent.
    2. intermittent mild or moderate.
    3. persistent mild or moderate.
    4. persistent severe.
  8. Which sphere was investigated by the pilot study?
    1. data-centric
    2. system-centric
    3. time-centric
    4. financial-centric
  9. What type of study was this classified as by the institutional review board?
    1. prospective study
    2. beta-test study
    3. quality improvement effort
    4. communication effort
  10. How many patients completed the pilot project?
    1. 10
    2. 15
    3. 20
    4. 25
  11. Results from the interview responses found that the majority of patients indicated a perception of positive change in
    1. the doctor-patient relationship.
    2. the nurse-patient relationship.
    3. their knowledge.
    4. their confidence.
  12. A unique attribute to the teenage population is that often the nurse must do which to communicate to the teenager about his/her disease?
    1. communicate in writing
    2. schedule a meeting
    3. contact parents
    4. contact the doctor
  13. The RN care coordinators believed that the teenagers likely responded in which manner about their asthma control?
    1. more honestly
    2. less honestly
    3. about the same as when talking on the phone
    4. about the same as when taking in person
  14. Which communication method did RN care coordinators believe more accurately reflect and addressed the control assessment responses?
    1. in-person phone
    2. voice mail message
    3. text message
    4. video message
  15. The smartphone application provided the RN care coordinators with a sense of that the teenagers were doing which about their asthma care?
    1. they were actively engaged
    2. they were somewhat engaged
    3. they were procrastinating
    4. they were not engaged
  16. Electronic notifications were sent to the RN care coordinators when the patient
    1. was actively using the application.
    2. was not using the application.
    3. had turned the smartphone on.
    4. had turned the smartphone off.
  17. The pilot reinforced the need for nursing to ensure that emerging technologies enhance
    1. communication.
    2. therapeutic relationships.
    3. patient care.
    4. nursing care.
  18. What was a barrier to adoption of the smartphone application identified by the RN care coordinators?
    1. privacy
    2. workflow integration
    3. cost
    4. staffing needs
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