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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00314730
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2007 by University of Toronto.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 14, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 19, 2007
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Toronto

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Computers, Handheld Outcomes Assessment, Patient Device: handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 400 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Outcomes in the Palm of Your Hand: Improving the Quality and Continuity of Patient Care
Study Start Date : May 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2007



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. nursing communication and coordination
  2. patient functional status
  3. patient symptoms (pain, nausea, dyspnea, fatigue)
  4. patient therapeutic self care


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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:


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Locations
Canada, Ontario
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X5
University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2C4
St. Joseph's Health Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6R 1B5
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

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00314730     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16402
First Posted: April 14, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 19, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007