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  • Journal title : Quality Improvement in Health Care
  • Volume 21, Issue 2,  2015, pp.28-38
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Quality Assurance in Health Care
  • DOI : 10.14371/QIH.2015.21.2.28
 Title & Authors
Development of Navigation Program for Cancer Patients using Mobile application
Kwon, Geun-ae; Jeong, Ga-jin; Park, Joo-mi; Jung, Mi-kyoung; Seo, Hwa-jeong; Kim, Jee-yoon; Kim, Yeon-hee; Park, Jeong-yun;
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Objectives: The objectives of this research were to develop and evaluate a mobile application for navigation program for cancer patients who might experience some difficulties in obtaining and understanding further schedules, directions due to flooding information at a time and scattered educational materials. Methods: A mobile application was developed an educational mobile app for cancer patients based on a systematic instructional design model called ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) model. The developed application was evaluated by 76 users through a questionnaire of satisfaction. Results: A mobile app contains educational contents for cancer patients, based on their satisfaction, demand and knowledge about cancer education and information services. It contains management of symptoms, management of my schedule, and information about chemotherapy, FAQ, symptoms dangerous enough to contact the hospital, personal history about how to overcome cancer, hospital convenience facilities and education schedule of cancer center. A result of the evaluation of user`s satisfaction showed 59.4% responding `Satisfied` and 27.4% `Very satisfied`. Conclusion: The personalized information and education contents for cancer patients by using the mobile application was given to cancer patient and then educational outcomes became more effective. The development of the application which persons can use regardless of time and place enables health care providers to acquire the foundation of the patients-oriented educational system. Education satisfaction and knowledge level was increased, after using mobile application.
Navigation;Neoplasm;Education;Information;Mobile application;
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