A Smartphone Application for Burn Self-care

Asghari Amrei, S. and Ayatollahi, H. and Salehi, S.H. (2020) A Smartphone Application for Burn Self-care. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 41 (2). pp. 384-389.

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Burn treatment and management is largely patient-dependent and self-care education helps reducing tangible and intangible costs as well as improving quality of care. Thus, this study aimed to develop a smartphone application for burn self-care. This research, conducted in 2018, consisted of two phases. Initially, the educational content required for the application was determined based on the literature review and clinicians' and patients' perspectives. The setting of the study was the largest burn and plastic surgery hospital in the country. Based on the results derived from the first phase of the study, the application prototype was designed in the Persian language to be used on smartphones. The usability of the application was evaluated by using a standard questionnaire and the data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The educational content of the application included eight different areas of self-care; namely, wound care, scar management, care and control of hypertrophic burn scars, nutrition, in-home pain management, mental health, follow-up, and rehabilitation. A specialist was consulted and related texts and images were selected to be included in the application. The application was used by burn patients for a week and users evaluated its usability at a good level. It seems that the application designed in the present study can help to increase patients' knowledge about burn conditions and improve their self-care skills. Further studies are needed to present the efficiency and effectiveness of the application in practice. © 2019 American Burn Association 2019. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; analgesia; Article; burn; burn patient; burn scar; female; follow up; health care quality; human; Internet; Likert scale; major clinical study; male; mental health; nutrition; plastic surgery; self care; skin transplantation; surgical patient; wound care; wound healing
Subjects: WA Public Health
Depositing User: eprints admin
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2020 09:03
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2020 09:03
URI: http://eprints.iums.ac.ir/id/eprint/24048

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