Decision Support Computer Program for Cancer Pain Management: Appropriateness, Accuracy, and Acceptability

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165625
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Decision Support Computer Program for Cancer Pain Management: Appropriateness, Accuracy, and Acceptability
Author(s):
Im, E. O.; Chee, W.
Author Details:
E. O. Im, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA; W. Chee
Abstract:
For culturally competent cancer pain management, it is imperative to develop a decision support system that can help nurses to consider ethnic diversities in cancer pain experience. A decision support computer program for cancer pain management was recently developed by Im and Chee, but its accuracy, acceptability, and acceptability have rarely been evaluated yet. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the appropriateness, accuracy, and acceptability of the decision support computer program by Im and Chee through an Internet intervention study among nurses working with cancer patients. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: Fuzzy logic (that was originally used for the development of the decision support computer program) guided this study as a theoretical basis. Methods: 103 self-identified registered nurses with active status working with cancer patients in clinical and/or home care settings who could read and write English were recruited through the Internet and real health care settings. A project website was used for evaluation of the decision support computer program. When the participants agreed to participate, they were asked to register by entering their answers for the questions for registration through the Internet. Then, they were asked to answer the questions for refinement and to generate cancer pain management strategies by using the decision support computer program. After generating the strategies, the participants were asked to answer the evaluation questions on appropriateness, accuracy, and acceptability of the decision support computer program. Data Analysis: The data entered for refinement were automatically uploaded and used to upgrade the decision support computer program through the self-adaptation module. The data entered for registration and evaluation of the DSCP were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Findings and Implications: The decision support computer program was successfully upgraded and refined with the data from 103 nurses. 89% of the participants evaluated the decision support computer program as appropriate; 90% evaluated it as accurate; and 97% reported it as acceptable. The findings suggest that the DSCP will provide appropriate, accurate, and acceptable guidelines for cancer pain assessment and management.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDecision Support Computer Program for Cancer Pain Management: Appropriateness, Accuracy, and Acceptabilityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIm, E. O.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChee, W.en_US
dc.author.detailsE. O. Im, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA; W. Cheeen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165625-
dc.description.abstractFor culturally competent cancer pain management, it is imperative to develop a decision support system that can help nurses to consider ethnic diversities in cancer pain experience. A decision support computer program for cancer pain management was recently developed by Im and Chee, but its accuracy, acceptability, and acceptability have rarely been evaluated yet. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the appropriateness, accuracy, and acceptability of the decision support computer program by Im and Chee through an Internet intervention study among nurses working with cancer patients. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: Fuzzy logic (that was originally used for the development of the decision support computer program) guided this study as a theoretical basis. Methods: 103 self-identified registered nurses with active status working with cancer patients in clinical and/or home care settings who could read and write English were recruited through the Internet and real health care settings. A project website was used for evaluation of the decision support computer program. When the participants agreed to participate, they were asked to register by entering their answers for the questions for registration through the Internet. Then, they were asked to answer the questions for refinement and to generate cancer pain management strategies by using the decision support computer program. After generating the strategies, the participants were asked to answer the evaluation questions on appropriateness, accuracy, and acceptability of the decision support computer program. Data Analysis: The data entered for refinement were automatically uploaded and used to upgrade the decision support computer program through the self-adaptation module. The data entered for registration and evaluation of the DSCP were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Findings and Implications: The decision support computer program was successfully upgraded and refined with the data from 103 nurses. 89% of the participants evaluated the decision support computer program as appropriate; 90% evaluated it as accurate; and 97% reported it as acceptable. The findings suggest that the DSCP will provide appropriate, accurate, and acceptable guidelines for cancer pain assessment and management.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:22:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:22:03Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_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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