Perceived facilitators and inhibitors for the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) by nurses: a systematic review

Moloney, Clint and Beccaria, Lisa Mara (2009) Perceived facilitators and inhibitors for the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) by nurses: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 7 (33). pp. 1430-1491.

Abstract

Background - It is clear from the literature that more investigation into the infusion of this technology within nursing is required with a particular emphasis on the advantages of documenting best practices in nursing education. Current literature highlights the importance of incorporating wireless devices in nursing organisations without discussing how effectively nurses can collect data 9. Good information is found on the factors of adoption 9 and barriers associated with such devices in nursing however the evidence supplied in such findings is yet to be well substantiated. Therefore, this study conducted an investigation into the factors of adoption of wireless applications for data collection. By doing so, this review has attempted to fill-in the gap in the literature and provides insights into those factors that need to be given priority when implementing handheld technologies in nursing. The overarching aim of this systematic review was therefore to explore and confirm the facilitators and inhibitors to the adoption of handheld technology in nursing.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: JBL000205. Author version not held.
Depositing User: Mr Clint Moloney
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2010 03:59
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personal Digital Assistant (PDA); wireless hand held technology; decision making analysis; educational support;facilitators and inhibitors; nursing; students
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6373

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