Creation and use of a survey instrument for comparing mobile computing devices.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Both personal digital assistants (PDAs) and tablet computers have emerged to facilitate data collection at the point of care. However, little research has been reported comparing these mobile computing devices in specific care settings. In this study we present an approach for comparing functionally identical applications on a Palm operating system-based PDA and a Windows-based tablet computer for point-of-care documentation of clinical observations by eye care professionals when caring for patients with diabetes. Eye-care professionals compared the devices through focus group sessions and through validated usability surveys. This poster describes the development and use of the survey instrument used for comparing mobile computing devices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Macri, JM; Lee, PP; Silvey, GM; Lobach, DF

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1040 -

PubMed ID

  • 16779327

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1560489

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-597X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States