Persuasive technology in nursing education about pain

Ana Graziela Alvarez, Grace T.M. Dal Sasso, Sriram Iyengar

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Abstract

Mobile devices, as persuasive technologies, represent an important platform to promote changes in attitudes and behaviors. They are not only understood as tools, but as a learning process that provides different opportunities to learn how to learn. The objectives of the study were to measure the quality of a virtual mobile learning object, to measure the mental workload of the educational intervention, and to evaluate the learning results. This is a technological production study with a mixed method, quasi-experimental approach. Three simulated clinical scenarios comprise the m-OVADor@, allowing for a simulated evaluation of acute pain through interactive tools. The technology met the quality criteria for educational software, with low mental workload, demonstrating a significant strategy for learning about pain among nursing students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All
Subtitle of host publicationEvery Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization
EditorsWalter Sermeus, Paula M. Procter, Patrick Weber
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages272-276
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996576
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 25 2016Jun 29 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume225
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period6/25/166/29/16

Keywords

  • Mobile learning
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing informatics
  • Pain
  • Persuasive technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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