Assessing Nursing Attitudes and Perceptions Towards the Implementation of an Innovative Communication Technology in an Acute Care Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162262
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessing Nursing Attitudes and Perceptions Towards the Implementation of an Innovative Communication Technology in an Acute Care Setting
Author(s):
Hall, Susan; VanDenKerkhof, E. G.; Wilson, R. A.; Gay, A.; Duhn, L.
Author Details:
Susan Hall, RN, Research Associate, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, email: halls@kgh.kari.net; E. G. VanDenKerkhof; R. A. Wilson; A. Gay; L. Duhn
Abstract:
Introduction: Resistance to change and lack of user input are barriers to adoption of innovative technology. The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions and attitudes of clinical staff (users) toward the use of a wireless communication device (Vocera). The research questions include: i) What are the perceptions and attitudes of clinical staff towards implementation of Vocera; ii) Is there a relationship between efficiency of communication and staff perceptions/attitudes towards Vocera? Methods: Using a questionnaire based on the methodology outlined in the Theory of Planned Behaviour 1, 2, all nursing unit staff were surveyed before and after the implementation of Vocera. The questionnaire evaluated nurses' intention to adopt Vocera in terms of three psychological constructs: subjective norms, perceived behavioural control and attitudes. Results: 44 staff completed the questionnaire (75%). 57% were under 40 years old. Age was not associated with behavioural intent. Prior to Vocera implementation only moderate correlation existed between the psychological domains and intent, with the strongest relationship existing between attitudes and intent (r=0.50, p=.001). Conclusion: The presentation will include changes in the three psychological domains and intent. Results will also be compared with similar studies currently underway in our institution related to the adoption of electronic documentation.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CASN Nurse Educators Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Held 4 - 7 November, 2007.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessing Nursing Attitudes and Perceptions Towards the Implementation of an Innovative Communication Technology in an Acute Care Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHall, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorVanDenKerkhof, E. G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, R. A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGay, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDuhn, L.en_US
dc.author.detailsSusan Hall, RN, Research Associate, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, email: halls@kgh.kari.net; E. G. VanDenKerkhof; R. A. Wilson; A. Gay; L. Duhnen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162262-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Resistance to change and lack of user input are barriers to adoption of innovative technology. The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions and attitudes of clinical staff (users) toward the use of a wireless communication device (Vocera). The research questions include: i) What are the perceptions and attitudes of clinical staff towards implementation of Vocera; ii) Is there a relationship between efficiency of communication and staff perceptions/attitudes towards Vocera? Methods: Using a questionnaire based on the methodology outlined in the Theory of Planned Behaviour 1, 2, all nursing unit staff were surveyed before and after the implementation of Vocera. The questionnaire evaluated nurses' intention to adopt Vocera in terms of three psychological constructs: subjective norms, perceived behavioural control and attitudes. Results: 44 staff completed the questionnaire (75%). 57% were under 40 years old. Age was not associated with behavioural intent. Prior to Vocera implementation only moderate correlation existed between the psychological domains and intent, with the strongest relationship existing between attitudes and intent (r=0.50, p=.001). Conclusion: The presentation will include changes in the three psychological domains and intent. Results will also be compared with similar studies currently underway in our institution related to the adoption of electronic documentation.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:59:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:59:52Z-
dc.conference.date2007-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nurse Educators Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationKingston, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionHeld 4 - 7 November, 2007.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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