Evaluating the Use of Daily Care Notes Software for Older People with Dementia

Maiden, N., Zachos, K., Pitts, K. & Pudney, K. (2018). Evaluating the Use of Daily Care Notes Software for Older People with Dementia. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, doi: 10.1080/10447318.2018.1482052

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Abstract

There has been little research to investigate the impact of software to support the care for older people with dementia care. This article reports the evaluation of software adapted to support one key person-centered task for the care of older residents with dementia – recording and sharing daily care notes. The evaluation on the dementia wing of 1 residential home for over 6 months revealed that use of the software on mobile devices carried by the carers increased the number and volume of daily care notes recorded, but only for the types of content that were already being recorded by carers. Carers reported more advantages that resulted from daily care notes once in digital form than from the documenting task, as well as barriers to the use of mobile digital software to record daily care notes.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction on 20 June 2018, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2018.1482052
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19943

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