Abstract

Background: Nurses' health is often accompanied by various dangers due to the nature of their career. Therefore, it is required to monitor their health. Based on designing any system, users' views should be investigated relative to the usefulness, necessity and acceptance of the system. Then, a designing and implementing process is conducted. 

Objective: To investigate nurses' views on accepting the creation of a Nurses' Health Monitoring System.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015. Sample size was 586 nurses of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. Sampling was conducted using multi-stage random sampling method. Research tool was a two-section researcher-made questionnaire. In the first section, demographic data were studied and in the second section, a twelve-item questionnaire was presented based on technology acceptance model. Five-item questions were regulated on perceived usefulness (PU) and perceived ease of use (PEU) and views towards creating this system. Validity of the questionnaire was approved by content validity and content validity index and its reliability was approved by Cronbach's alpha. Data were analyzed using SPSS16 and descriptive statistics (frequency distribution, percentage, mean).

Results: The majority of participants (75.3%) were females between 25-35 years of age (44.4%) and (58.2%) were married. Mean work experience was 11.5±8.19. Mean perceived usefulness (PU) (17.36±2.66) and perceived ease of use (PEU) (16.75±2.65) and views towards using a Nurses' Health Monitoring System was (16.220±3.05).

Conclusion: Over two-thirds of nurses demonstrated perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use as well as positive views towards creating a nurses' health monitoring system. It is recommended to design and implement a nurses' health monitoring system based on local culture of Iranian nurses using IT in the health sector.

 

Keywords: Health Monitoring; Nurse; Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)
 
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