Development of a computer-aided clinical patient education system to provide appropriate individual nursing care for psychiatric patients

Kuan Jui Tseng, Tsan Hon Liou, Hung Wen Chiu

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Abstract

A lot of researches have proven that health education can help patients to maintain and improve their health. And it also shortens the time staying in hospital to save medication resource. Because the patients are willing to get healthcare knowledge to enhance the ability of self-care, they pay more attention to the health education. In Taiwan, the clinical nurses play an important role in patient education, and the health education take most time in their daily work. Such work includes the collection, production and delivery of education materials. To generate the correct and customized health education material is the key of success of patient education. In this study, we established a computer-aided health education contents generating system for psychiatric patients by integrating the databases for disease, medicine and nursing knowledge to assist nurse generating the customized health education document suitable for different patients. This system was evaluated by clinical nurses in usability and feasibility. This system is helpful for nurse to carry out the clinical health education to patients and further to encourage patient to pay attention to self-health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1373-1379
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Computer-aided system
  • Health education
  • Individual healthcare
  • Nursing informatics
  • Patient education system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Information Systems

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