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dc.contributor.advisorRodríguez, Néstor J.
dc.contributor.authorCrespo-Pérez, Gilberto
dc.description.abstractThe main objective of this study was to identify potential usability problems, interaction differences, advantages, and disadvantages of two versions of a nursing documentation system: PDA and Tablet PC. A comparative study of tasks completion was made between these systems. The dependent variables of this study were tasks completion time, number of tasks completed, and user satisfaction. No significant differences were found in completion time of individual tasks between both systems. Significant differences in user satisfaction ratings for the use of the stylus, weight, and portability were found. No significant differences were found in the satisfaction of the nurses with interaction and system aspects between the two nursing documentation versions. The results of the study support the conclusion that PDAs are a better alternative for supporting nursing documentation tasks at bedside than Tablet PCs.en_US
dc.description.abstractEl objetivo principal de este estudio fue identificar los posibles problemas de utilización, diferencias en interacción, ventajas y desventajas de dos versiones de un sistema para documentación de enfermería: PDA y Tablet PC. Se realizó un estudio comparativo sobre la terminación de tareas entre ambos sistemas. Las variables dependientes de este estudio fueron tiempo para completar las tareas, número de tareas completadas y satisfacción del usuario. No se encontró diferencias significativas en el tiempo de completar las tareas individuales entre ambos sistemas. Se encontraron diferencias significativas en el grado de satisfacción del usuario para el uso del “stylus”, el peso, y la portabilidad. No se encontró diferencias significativas en la satisfacción de las enfermeras con la interacción y los aspectos del sistema entre las dos versiones de documentación de enfermería. Los resultados de este estudio apoyan la conclusión de que las PDAs son una mejor alternativa para el apoyo de las tareas de documentación de enfermería en el lugar de cuido que las Tablet PCs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (Grant EIA 99- 77071) and the Center of Excellence in Industrial Software Development (InduSoft)en_US
dc.titleA comparative study of nursesaccessing electronic patient record systems with pdas and tablet pcsen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2005 Gilberto Crespo-Pérezen_US
dc.contributor.committeeBorges, José
dc.contributor.committeeArroyo-Figueroa, Javier
dc.contributor.representativeColón-Rivera, Celia R. Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineeringen_US

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