Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Critical Care Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

2 Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Nursing and Midwifery School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


INTRODUCTION: Evaluation of students’ clinical performance is an essential part of nursing
education. Mobile technology is one of the new methods of evaluation that has opened a new horizon
for nursing professors. Therefore, this study aimed to design, implement, and evaluate mobile health
technology in critical care nursing department in four‑phase intervention.
METHODS: This study was a four‑stage educational intervention in which all postgraduate students
of intensive care nursing in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences participated in the study. The four
steps were designing and developing a logbook, needs assessment, designing and implementing
an Android app, and evaluating users (students) of the Android app. Subjects' satisfaction scores
were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire with 14 questions. Data were analyzed using
SPSS 14 software.
RESULTS: In this study, a clinical practice evaluation app was designed at four levels of
access (student, professor, department manager, and faculty dean). The results showed that more
than half of app users reported this technology in terms of an overall response to the tool (87.5%),
tool specificity (100%), the amount of information displayed (75%), page layout (62.5%), information
rate (75%), recall information (87.5%), and ease of doing instructions (100%) were positive.
CONCLUSION: Evaluation of clinical practice using technology was associated with increasing
students’ satisfaction with evaluation method. In addition, this application enabled the simultaneous
interaction between the professor with the higher and lower ranks, including the department manager
and student and vice versa and the simultaneous recording of this interaction.


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