Secondary Logo

Journal Logo

CE Test

Design and Usability Testing of the Stroke Caregiver Support System

A Mobile-Friendly Website to Reduce Stroke Caregiver Burden

doi: 10.1097/RNJ.0000000000000268
  • Free
  • Take the CE Test


  • Read the article on page 166.
  • The test for this CE activity can be taken online at Find the test under the article title. Tests can no longer be mailed or faxed.
  • You will need to create a username and password and login to your personal CE Planner account before taking online tests. (It’s free!) Your planner will keep track of all your Lippincott Professional Development online CE activities for you.
  • There is only one correct answer for each question. A passing score for this test is 7 correct answers. If you pass, you can print your certificate of earned contact hours and access the answer key. If you fail, you have the option of taking the test again at no additional cost.
  • For questions, contact Lippincott Professional Development: 1-800-787-8985.

Registration Deadline: June 3, 2022

Disclosure Statement: The authors and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

Provider Accreditation:

Lippincott Professional Development will award 1.0 contact hour for this continuing nursing education activity.

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 1.0 contact hour. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Florida CE Broker #50-1223.

Your certificate is valid in all states.


  • The registration fee for this test is FREE for members through July 31, 2020 and $10.00 after July 31, and $12.50 for nonmembers.


Purpose: To describe the development of a mobile-friendly, internet-based website designed to equip stroke caregivers and potentially reduce caregiver burden.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes: After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to:

1. Describe the need for a technology-based intervention to lessen stroke caregiver burden.

2. Explain the methodology used to develop and evaluate the Stroke Caregiver Support System (SCSS) project.

3. Summarize the results and implications of the SCSS evaluation project.

  1. Camak (2015) and El Masry et al. (2013) found that one major risk factor for burden in caregivers of stroke survivors was inadequate
    1. finances.
    2. information.
    3. support.
  2. One advantage of technology-based interventions as compared with traditional curricular delivery is its
    1. ease of implementation.
    2. lower cost.
    3. employment of singular media.
  3. Use of the iterative, user-centered approach based on protocols from the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement helped the developers ensure that members of the target population
    1. would have the end-product available to them.
    2. contributed to the design of the intervention.
    3. could be efficiently and effectively trained to use it.
  4. One of the objectives of Phase I of the project was to identify
    1. concerns of caregivers.
    2. the most appropriate online platform.
    3. participant eligibility criteria.
  5. To gather detailed feedback regarding the design and potential usability of the SCSS during phase II, the project team used
    1. in-person focus groups.
    2. 20-item questionnaires.
    3. structured interviews.
  6. One objective of the phase III usability testing was to
    1. collect preliminary data on the main outcome measures.
    2. provide user support.
    3. test the reliability of the website.
  7. Emotional challenges reported by stroke caregivers included
    1. resistance to accepting help.
    2. stress management.
    3. time constraints.
  8. The stroke caregivers expressed that the “Introduction to Caregiving” module should give more emphasis to
    1. caregiver burnout.
    2. communication skills.
    3. stress management.
  9. Caregivers reported that they would prefer that the modules
    1. all be provided at the beginning.
    2. be more generic.
    3. have more clinical information.
  10. As described by Cameron et al. (2014), the authors recommend that the SCSS incorporate a more tailored curriculum that maximizes caregiver support
    1. during the acute recovery period.
    2. for those with the most limited resources.
    3. during particular phases of recovery.
© 2020 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.