Development and evaluation of a prototype-application for caregivers of elderly

Tatiane Barbosa de Lira, Francisca Cecília Viana Rocha, Camila Aparecida Pinheiro Landim Almeida, Fernanda Cláudia Miranda Amorim, Lucas Pazolinni Viana Rocha

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Abstract

Objective: To develop and evaluate a prototype for mobile device with guidelines for caregivers of the elderly. Methodology: Methodological research applied, technological production, descriptive and exploratory, with a quantitative approach performed in Private Higher Education Institution. Study collaborators were composed by a committee of experts, they are professionals of information technology (IT) and Nurse teachers. The study was developed in three stages: (I) Analysis of the scientific literature, (II) development of mobile application, (III) Evaluation of the prototype application. The project was submitted to the Ethics and Research Committee, where it was approved under the number of 2,723,146. Results: Quality characteristics were evaluated from a software: functionality, usability, reliability, efficiency, maintainability and portability. All the content addressed in the prototype application was evaluated by the committee of experts, where he obtained an average of 4.6, being considered suitable for validation Conclusion: We found that the construction of a prototype application to assist the caregivers of elderly promotes the possibility of solving a difficulty found in a simple and dynamic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-421
Number of pages33
JournalEnfermeria Global
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Caregivers
  • Elders
  • Health care
  • Mobile applications
  • Technology

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