Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Health Information Management, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Critical Care and Geriatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Health Information Technology, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

5 Department of Health Information Technology, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran


BACKGROUND: Pain is a common health issue and acute pain is the main problem for patients
after surgery and injury. Inadequate and inappropriate management of pain is dangerous and costly
for patients and leads to undesirable health effects. To overcome this problem, empowerment of
the health‑care team, especially nurses, is essential. Today, to improve the quality of health‑care
provision, various methods are used that e‑learning is one of them.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on the studies on pain management, existing parameters
were extracted, and according to them, the educational content of the software was approved by
nursing professors and anesthesiologists. The Unified Modeling Language diagrams were designed
to provide a better understanding of the entities and the order in which the software operates. The
software was implemented in the google android studio environment using Photoshop and JQuery
mobile. Finally, the software was evaluated by using Questionnaire for User Interface Satisfaction.
The software was evaluated by experts and students in two stages. The first stage was evaluated
by eight anesthesiologists and nursing professors, and the second stage was evaluated with the
participation of 55 undergraduate students and 28 M.Sc. nursing students.
RESULTS: The software was developed with two main modules of training and testing, and sections
of the report, about us and exit, and four scenarios for the test section. In the initial evaluation of
software by experts with an average of 91.85%, and in the second assessment of students, with a
mean of 78.15%, application software was evaluated at a good level.
CONCLUSIONS: In order to teach academic and practical (clinical) materials to students, the use of
digital teaching aids and e‑learning, along with traditional methods such as lectures, increases the
students’ eagerness, and motivation to learn more and thereby enhance the level of learning and
improving the quality of education.


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