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Outcomes in the Palm of Your Hand: Improving the Quality and Continuity of Patient Care

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2007 by University of Toronto.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Toronto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00314730
First received: April 13, 2006
Last updated: April 18, 2007
Last verified: April 2007
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention
Computers, Handheld
Outcomes Assessment, Patient
Device: handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Outcomes in the Palm of Your Hand: Improving the Quality and Continuity of Patient Care

Further study details as provided by University of Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • nursing communication and coordination
  • patient functional status
  • patient symptoms (pain, nausea, dyspnea, fatigue)
  • patient therapeutic self care

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: May 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2007
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00314730

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X5
St. Joseph's Health Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6R 1B5
University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2C4
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Toronto
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Diane Doran, PhD, RN Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Univ of Toronto
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00314730     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16402
Study First Received: April 13, 2006
Last Updated: April 18, 2007
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 27, 2014