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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. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2007 by University of Toronto.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00314730
First Posted: April 14, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 19, 2007
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Collaborators:
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Toronto
  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: 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

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

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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:

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


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
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00314730     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16402
First Submitted: April 13, 2006
First Posted: April 14, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 19, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007