Nurses' experience of using an application to support new parents after early discharge

an intervention study

Dorthe Boe Danbjørg, Lis Wagner, Bjarne Rønde Kristensen, Jane Clemensen

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

177 Downloads (Pure)

Resumé

Background. A development towards earlier postnatal discharge presents a challenge to find new ways to provide information and support to families. A possibility is the use of telemedicine. Objective. To explore how using an app in nursing practice affects the nurses' ability to offer support and information to postnatal mothers who are discharged early and their families. Design. Participatory design. An app with a chat, a knowledgebase, and automated messages was tried out between hospital and parents at home. Settings. The intervention took place on a postnatal ward with approximately 1,000 births a year. Participants. At the onset of the intervention, 17 nurses, all women, were working on the ward. At the end of the intervention, 16 nurses were employed, all women. Methods. Participant observation and two focus group interviews. The data analysis was inspired by systematic text condensation. Results. The nurses on the postnatal ward consider that the use of the app gives families easier access to timely information and support. Conclusions. The app gives the nurses the possibility to offer support and information to the parents being early discharged. The app is experienced as a lifeline that connects the homes of the new parents with the hospital.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer851803
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
Vol/bind2015
Antal sider10
ISSN1687-6415
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2015

Fingeraftryk

Application programs
Parents
Nurses
Working Women
Access to Information
Telemedicine
Nursing
Focus Groups
Condensation
Mothers
Observation
Interviews

Citer dette

@article{08d5dea37e3e4e599595c9b6ae21c75d,
title = "Nurses' experience of using an application to support new parents after early discharge: an intervention study",
abstract = "Background. A development towards earlier postnatal discharge presents a challenge to find new ways to provide information and support to families. A possibility is the use of telemedicine. Objective. To explore how using an app in nursing practice affects the nurses' ability to offer support and information to postnatal mothers who are discharged early and their families. Design. Participatory design. An app with a chat, a knowledgebase, and automated messages was tried out between hospital and parents at home. Settings. The intervention took place on a postnatal ward with approximately 1,000 births a year. Participants. At the onset of the intervention, 17 nurses, all women, were working on the ward. At the end of the intervention, 16 nurses were employed, all women. Methods. Participant observation and two focus group interviews. The data analysis was inspired by systematic text condensation. Results. The nurses on the postnatal ward consider that the use of the app gives families easier access to timely information and support. Conclusions. The app gives the nurses the possibility to offer support and information to the parents being early discharged. The app is experienced as a lifeline that connects the homes of the new parents with the hospital.",
author = "{Boe Danbj{\o}rg}, Dorthe and Lis Wagner and {R{\o}nde Kristensen}, Bjarne and Jane Clemensen",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1155/2015/851803",
language = "English",
volume = "2015",
journal = "International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications",
issn = "1687-6415",
publisher = "Hindawi Publishing Corporation",

}

Nurses' experience of using an application to support new parents after early discharge : an intervention study. / Boe Danbjørg, Dorthe; Wagner, Lis; Rønde Kristensen, Bjarne; Clemensen, Jane.

I: International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, Bind 2015, 851803, 2015.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Nurses' experience of using an application to support new parents after early discharge

T2 - an intervention study

AU - Boe Danbjørg, Dorthe

AU - Wagner, Lis

AU - Rønde Kristensen, Bjarne

AU - Clemensen, Jane

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Background. A development towards earlier postnatal discharge presents a challenge to find new ways to provide information and support to families. A possibility is the use of telemedicine. Objective. To explore how using an app in nursing practice affects the nurses' ability to offer support and information to postnatal mothers who are discharged early and their families. Design. Participatory design. An app with a chat, a knowledgebase, and automated messages was tried out between hospital and parents at home. Settings. The intervention took place on a postnatal ward with approximately 1,000 births a year. Participants. At the onset of the intervention, 17 nurses, all women, were working on the ward. At the end of the intervention, 16 nurses were employed, all women. Methods. Participant observation and two focus group interviews. The data analysis was inspired by systematic text condensation. Results. The nurses on the postnatal ward consider that the use of the app gives families easier access to timely information and support. Conclusions. The app gives the nurses the possibility to offer support and information to the parents being early discharged. The app is experienced as a lifeline that connects the homes of the new parents with the hospital.

AB - Background. A development towards earlier postnatal discharge presents a challenge to find new ways to provide information and support to families. A possibility is the use of telemedicine. Objective. To explore how using an app in nursing practice affects the nurses' ability to offer support and information to postnatal mothers who are discharged early and their families. Design. Participatory design. An app with a chat, a knowledgebase, and automated messages was tried out between hospital and parents at home. Settings. The intervention took place on a postnatal ward with approximately 1,000 births a year. Participants. At the onset of the intervention, 17 nurses, all women, were working on the ward. At the end of the intervention, 16 nurses were employed, all women. Methods. Participant observation and two focus group interviews. The data analysis was inspired by systematic text condensation. Results. The nurses on the postnatal ward consider that the use of the app gives families easier access to timely information and support. Conclusions. The app gives the nurses the possibility to offer support and information to the parents being early discharged. The app is experienced as a lifeline that connects the homes of the new parents with the hospital.

U2 - 10.1155/2015/851803

DO - 10.1155/2015/851803

M3 - Journal article

VL - 2015

JO - International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications

JF - International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications

SN - 1687-6415

M1 - 851803

ER -