Evaluation of Speak for Myself © with Patients who are Voiceless

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308268
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of Speak for Myself © with Patients who are Voiceless
Author(s):
Koszalinski, Rebecca Susan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Xi
Author Details:
Rebecca Susan Koszalinski, MS, RN, rkoszali@fau.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

This is phase one of a two phase dissertation study.  The first phase required development of software called Speak for Myself © (SFM©). It also required development of a measurement tool to evaluate outcomes in the pilot study (phase two). The newly developed measure is the Nonverbal Communication in Hospitalized Patients (NCHP) instrument.

This process was begun by searching the literature regarding communication needs of patients who are nonverbal in any care setting. Both the nurse’s view and the patient’s view, were considered in the development of the menu of SFM ©. The menu was created to allow both pre-programmed and intuitive use. It is intuitive in that it will suggest a word as the patient types it.  A function was added to create an individual menu including each word the patient selects. The software will record use of each word or phrase for statistical analysis. This information can be used to make adjustments in menu items. 

The new measure (NCHP) was developed in a second year doctoral quantitative course. Following development, the NCHP was subjected to Content Validity testing twice, at which point an acceptable value was achieved. Participants who have cerebral palsy but who are cognitively intact provided the ratings.

A computer programmer was used to program the menu on an Android tablet.  Once the menu was developed and a working prototype existed an application was completed for copyright protection through Florida Atlantic University. This process also required legal services in order to apply for copyright protection through the United States Copyright Office.

The second phase of this study is to test SFM © with nonverbal patients and measure outcomes (via NCHP and other tools). Data collection is being done at three facilities in South Florida. This research is ongoing.

Keywords:
Software development; Communication; Copyright protection
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 Speak for Myself © with Patients who are Voicelessen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoszalinski, Rebecca Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsRebecca Susan Koszalinski, MS, RN, rkoszali@fau.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308268-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>This is phase one of a two phase dissertation study.  The first phase required development of software called Speak for Myself © (SFM©). It also required development of a measurement tool to evaluate outcomes in the pilot study (phase two). The newly developed measure is the Nonverbal Communication in Hospitalized Patients (NCHP) instrument. <p>This process was begun by searching the literature regarding communication needs of patients who are nonverbal in any care setting. Both the nurse’s view and the patient’s view, were considered in the development of the menu of SFM ©. The menu was created to allow both pre-programmed and intuitive use. It is intuitive in that it will suggest a word as the patient types it.  A function was added to create an individual menu including each word the patient selects. The software will record use of each word or phrase for statistical analysis. This information can be used to make adjustments in menu items.  <p>The new measure (NCHP) was developed in a second year doctoral quantitative course. Following development, the NCHP was subjected to Content Validity testing twice, at which point an acceptable value was achieved. Participants who have cerebral palsy but who are cognitively intact provided the ratings. <p>A computer programmer was used to program the menu on an Android tablet.  Once the menu was developed and a working prototype existed an application was completed for copyright protection through Florida Atlantic University. This process also required legal services in order to apply for copyright protection through the United States Copyright Office. <p>The second phase of this study is to test SFM © with nonverbal patients and measure outcomes (via NCHP and other tools). Data collection is being done at three facilities in South Florida. This research is ongoing.en_GB
dc.subjectSoftware developmenten_GB
dc.subjectCommunicationen_GB
dc.subjectCopyright protectionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:05Z-
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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