Nurse Practitioner Experience and Perception of the Fitbit as a Tool for Patient Health

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308558
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Practitioner Experience and Perception of the Fitbit as a Tool for Patient Health
Author(s):
Mancuso, Peggy J.; Roux, Gayle M.; Thompson, Mary; DiMarco, Nancy M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Beta
Author Details:
Peggy J. Mancuso, PhD, RN, CNM, pmancuso@twu.edu; Gayle Roux, PhD, RN, NP-C, FAAN; Mary Thompson, PT, PhD, GCS; Nancy M. DiMarco, PhD, RD, CSSD
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Twenty-first century advanced practice nurses help patients through unprecedented technological advances resulting from the intersection of wireless communication, increased bandwidth, and consumer access to health information. Smart phones, tablets, and other devices, plus applications, allow today’s health care consumer to monitor body temperature, track sleep patterns through brain wave analysis, or count each step taken every 24-hours.  Much of this data can be stored in personal digital health records.  Although researchers have explored aspects of the effects of devices and Internet support communities on patient health, the lived experience of the health care providers has not been addressed.  The purpose of this research project was to explore the perceptions of a group of Doctorate of Nursing Practice students on the personal use of accelerometers (Fitbit) with web-page support, diet recording, and sleep tracking as a possible intervention for future patient care.  Qualitative and quantitative methodologies were used to analyze nurse practitioner use, reactions, and perceptions of these devices. 

A convenience sample of seven Doctorate of Nursing Practice students, who are licensed nurse practitioners enrolled in a graduate informatics course, was recruited for this study.  Each participant received a commercial accelerometer (Fitbit) at the beginning of the semester.  A focus group activity was conducted with the students to determine perceptions of health promotion activities. Students were assessed throughout the semester regarding ease of use of the device, usability of web page support for health care consumers, and potential for the device to improve patient outcomes.  The students also explored current status of other health care devices in comparison to the Fitbit.  Participants became more physically active throughout the semester, supported each other's efforts, and referred the Fitbit device to others. Device loss was a major problem.  The outcomes of this study contribute to the expanding knowledge on technology use in practice.

Keywords:
Health Coaching; Behavior change; Monitoring, physiologic
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse Practitioner Experience and Perception of the Fitbit as a Tool for Patient Healthen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMancuso, Peggy J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoux, Gayle M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Maryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDiMarco, Nancy M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsPeggy J. Mancuso, PhD, RN, CNM, pmancuso@twu.edu; Gayle Roux, PhD, RN, NP-C, FAAN; Mary Thompson, PT, PhD, GCS; Nancy M. DiMarco, PhD, RD, CSSDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308558-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Twenty-first century advanced practice nurses help patients through unprecedented technological advances resulting from the intersection of wireless communication, increased bandwidth, and consumer access to health information. Smart phones, tablets, and other devices, plus applications, allow today’s health care consumer to monitor body temperature, track sleep patterns through brain wave analysis, or count each step taken every 24-hours.  Much of this data can be stored in personal digital health records.  Although researchers have explored aspects of the effects of devices and Internet support communities on patient health, the lived experience of the health care providers has not been addressed.  The purpose of this research project was to explore the perceptions of a group of Doctorate of Nursing Practice students on the personal use of accelerometers (Fitbit) with web-page support, diet recording, and sleep tracking as a possible intervention for future patient care.  Qualitative and quantitative methodologies were used to analyze nurse practitioner use, reactions, and perceptions of these devices.  <p>A convenience sample of seven Doctorate of Nursing Practice students, who are licensed nurse practitioners enrolled in a graduate informatics course, was recruited for this study.  Each participant received a commercial accelerometer (Fitbit) at the beginning of the semester.  A focus group activity was conducted with the students to determine perceptions of health promotion activities. Students were assessed throughout the semester regarding ease of use of the device, usability of web page support for health care consumers, and potential for the device to improve patient outcomes.  The students also explored current status of other health care devices in comparison to the Fitbit.  Participants became more physically active throughout the semester, supported each other's efforts, and referred the Fitbit device to others. Device loss was a major problem.  The outcomes of this study contribute to the expanding knowledge on technology use in practice.en_GB
dc.subjectHealth Coachingen_GB
dc.subjectBehavior changeen_GB
dc.subjectMonitoring, physiologicen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:54Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:54Z-
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
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