Nurses' acceptance of the decision support computer program for cancer pain management.


Journal Article

This article describes nurses' acceptance of a decision support computer program for cancer pain management and explores the relationships between the nurses' acceptance and their sociodemographic characteristics. A feminist perspective was used as a theoretical guide for the research process. This was an Internet intervention study among 122 nurses working with cancer patients. Nurses' acceptance of the decision support computer program was measured using the Questionnaire for User Interaction Satisfaction. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics, including analysis of variance and correlation analyses. There were significant differences in the total scores of user satisfaction by sex, religion, ethnicity, job title, and specialty. The results suggest that nurses do welcome decision support systems and that nurses' sociodemographic and professional characteristics should be considered in the development of decision support systems.

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Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Chee, W

Published Date

  • March 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 95 - 104

PubMed ID

  • 16554693

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16554693

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-9774

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1538-2931

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00024665-200603000-00008


  • eng