Evaluation of a Self-Directed E-Learning Module to Promote Informatics Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes in Registered Nurses and Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308055
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of a Self-Directed E-Learning Module to Promote Informatics Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes in Registered Nurses and Nursing Students
Author(s):
Verzella, Margaret M; Kuiper, RuthAnne
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu Omega
Author Details:
Margaret M Verzella, RN, MSN, verzellam@uncw.edu; RuthAnne Kuiper, RN, PhD
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Background. Although information technology (IT) is omnipresent in health care, many nurses lack skill and competency in its use. The Technology Acceptance Model was the framework used to evaluate technology systems as they affect attitude toward use, intention to use, and actual use. 

Purpose. This study explored the attitudes and barriers to the knowledge and skills needed for technology use to complete an e-learning module that focused on expanding practicing nurses and nursing student knowledge in health care informatics.

Methods. A quasi-experimental pretest/post-test design was used to measure changes in knowledge, skills, and attitudes of nursing informatics in a sample of registered nurses and nursing students in southeastern North Carolina, after viewing a researcher developed 30 minute e-learning module. Of the total sample (n=1450) asked to participate, the final response rate was 2% (n=32).

Analysis The pre-post test surveys were matched by participant and analyzed using SPSS software using a paired two-tailed t-test with a 95% confidence interval (p < .05).  

Findings. Paired sample t-tests revealed significant positive changes for three items of Perceived Usefulness (p <. 044), and five items of Perceived Ease of Use (p <. 016). Closer analysis revealed a positive attitude towards nursing informatics use on three items (p < .048) and on three items reflecting Intention to Use (p < .03).  One question evaluating knowledge of POC resources was significant from pre to post test (p = .044).

Conclusion. The findings suggest viewing an e-learning module has a positive effect on knowledge and skills in nursing informatics; and that RN’s have a positive attitude towards nursing informatics, are aware of the continued integration of technology in the delivery of safe, effective patient care, and welcome the opportunity to actively participate in IT development and assimilation.

Keywords:
Health care informatics; E-learning module; Information technology
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of a Self-Directed E-Learning Module to Promote Informatics Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes in Registered Nurses and Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVerzella, Margaret Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorKuiper, RuthAnneen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNu Omegaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMargaret M Verzella, RN, MSN, verzellam@uncw.edu; RuthAnne Kuiper, RN, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308055-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Background.</b> Although information technology (IT) is omnipresent in health care, many nurses lack skill and competency in its use. The Technology Acceptance Model was the framework used to evaluate technology systems as they affect attitude toward use, intention to use, and actual use.  <p><b>Purpose.</b><b> </b>This study explored the attitudes and barriers to the knowledge and skills needed for technology use to complete an e-learning module that focused on expanding practicing nurses and nursing student knowledge in health care informatics. <p><b>Methods.</b> A quasi-experimental pretest/post-test design was used to measure changes in knowledge, skills, and attitudes of nursing informatics in a sample of registered nurses and nursing students in southeastern North Carolina, after viewing a researcher developed 30 minute e-learning module. Of the total sample (n=1450) asked to participate, the final response rate was 2% (n=32). <p><b>Analysis</b> The pre-post test surveys were matched by participant and analyzed using SPSS software using a paired two-tailed t-test with a 95% confidence interval (p < .05). <b> </b><p><b>Findings.</b> Paired sample t-tests revealed significant positive changes for three items of Perceived Usefulness (p <. 044), and five items of Perceived Ease of Use (p <. 016). Closer analysis revealed a positive attitude towards nursing informatics use on three items (p < .048) and on three items reflecting Intention to Use (p < .03).  One question evaluating knowledge of POC resources was significant from pre to post test (p = .044). <p><b>Conclusion.</b> The findings suggest viewing an e-learning module has a positive effect on knowledge and skills in nursing informatics; and that RN’s have a positive attitude towards nursing informatics, are aware of the continued integration of technology in the delivery of safe, effective patient care, and welcome the opportunity to actively participate in IT development and assimilation.en_GB
dc.subjectHealth care informaticsen_GB
dc.subjectE-learning moduleen_GB
dc.subjectInformation technologyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:16Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:16Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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