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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157548
Type:
Presentation
Title:
NURSES' ACCEPTANCE OF HANDHELD COMPUTERS
Abstract:
NURSES' ACCEPTANCE OF HANDHELD COMPUTERS
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Lu, Yen-Chiao, MBA, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chung Shan Medical University
Title:Dr.
Contact Address:No. 110, Sec. 1., Chien-Kuo North Road, Taichung City, Taiwan
Co-Authors:Chiu-Shuan Lee
PURPOSE: The primary aim of this study was to examine nurses' IT adoption behaviors by studying factors that affect nurses' decisions to use or not to use PDAs in their practice.
BACKGROUND: Mobile computing technology has potential benefits to assist nurses to access and manage clinical information. Many mobile computing devices are available to nurses, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs or Handheld computers) in particular, may provide nurses with immediate access to nursing care reference material. We assessed nurses' attitudes toward PDA and how the attitudes affect their decisions to use or not to use PDAs in their practice.
METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional design that employed a web survey was used to answer the research questions. Three hundred and thirteen responses were received during the study period and two hundred and nineteen responses were retained for the analyses. The scales used in this study were adapted from studies conducted by Davis (1993) and others. Content validity and reliability of the scales were evaluated. A pilot study was conducted to identify any problems with the study instrument prior to the actual study.
RESULTS: Among the participants, 36% of the participants were informatics nurses, 22% were staff nurses and 17.7% were nurse practitioners. Most respondents used their PDA at home (93.4%) and in the office (71.4%). A medium significant positive relationship was noted between nurses/ attitudes toward PDA and their actual use of PDA (Beta=.30, p<.001). Therefore, nurses with more positive attitude toward PDA tend to have increased usage of PDA in their practice. In addition, the RESULTS: of this study validate perceived organizational support, task characteristics, individual characteristics, technology characteristics and competing technology, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and attitudes are all important factors to consider when studying nursesÆ acceptance of PDAs.
IMPLICATIONS: The use of PDAs to access critical medical information by nurses is rapidly increasing. Successful adoption of PDA has the potential to improve efficiency, effectiveness and quality of information management. By providing nurses with adequate training and education programs on PDA, there is a potential to enhance the productivity and efficiency of nurses. To better understand nursesÆ PDA adoption behavior, more research is recommended.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNURSES' ACCEPTANCE OF HANDHELD COMPUTERSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157548-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">NURSES' ACCEPTANCE OF HANDHELD COMPUTERS</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lu, Yen-Chiao, MBA, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chung Shan Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Dr.</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">No. 110, Sec. 1., Chien-Kuo North Road, Taichung City, Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">angellu@csmu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Chiu-Shuan Lee</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE: The primary aim of this study was to examine nurses' IT adoption behaviors by studying factors that affect nurses' decisions to use or not to use PDAs in their practice.<br/>BACKGROUND: Mobile computing technology has potential benefits to assist nurses to access and manage clinical information. Many mobile computing devices are available to nurses, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs or Handheld computers) in particular, may provide nurses with immediate access to nursing care reference material. We assessed nurses' attitudes toward PDA and how the attitudes affect their decisions to use or not to use PDAs in their practice. <br/> METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional design that employed a web survey was used to answer the research questions. Three hundred and thirteen responses were received during the study period and two hundred and nineteen responses were retained for the analyses. The scales used in this study were adapted from studies conducted by Davis (1993) and others. Content validity and reliability of the scales were evaluated. A pilot study was conducted to identify any problems with the study instrument prior to the actual study. <br/> RESULTS: Among the participants, 36% of the participants were informatics nurses, 22% were staff nurses and 17.7% were nurse practitioners. Most respondents used their PDA at home (93.4%) and in the office (71.4%). A medium significant positive relationship was noted between nurses/ attitudes toward PDA and their actual use of PDA (Beta=.30, p&lt;.001). Therefore, nurses with more positive attitude toward PDA tend to have increased usage of PDA in their practice. In addition, the RESULTS: of this study validate perceived organizational support, task characteristics, individual characteristics, technology characteristics and competing technology, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and attitudes are all important factors to consider when studying nurses&AElig; acceptance of PDAs.<br/> IMPLICATIONS: The use of PDAs to access critical medical information by nurses is rapidly increasing. Successful adoption of PDA has the potential to improve efficiency, effectiveness and quality of information management. By providing nurses with adequate training and education programs on PDA, there is a potential to enhance the productivity and efficiency of nurses. To better understand nurses&AElig; PDA adoption behavior, more research is recommended.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:58:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:58:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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