Feel My Pain: Design and Evaluation of Painpad, a Tangible Device for Supporting Inpatient Self-Logging of Pain

論文URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3173574.3173743

論文アブストラクト:Monitoring patients' pain is a critical issue for clinical caregivers, particularly among staff responsible for providing analgesic relief. However, collecting regularly scheduled pain readings from patients can be difficult and time-consuming for clinicians. In this paper we present Painpad, a tangible device that was developed to allow patients to engage in self-logging of their pain. We report findings from two hospital-based field studies in which Painpad was deployed to a total of 78 inpatients recovering from ambulatory surgery. We find that Painpad results in improved frequency and compliance with pain logging, and that self-logged scores may be more faithful to patients' experienced pain than corresponding scores reported to nurses. We also show that older adults may prefer tangible interfaces over tablet-based alternatives for reporting their pain, and we contribute design lessons for pain logging devices intended for use in hospital settings.

日本語のまとめ:

病院内でおける患者の痛みの定期的なロギング方法として、患者がタンジブルデバイスを使ったセルフロギングを提案。看護師によるロギングよりも本デバイスを使うほうが定刻通りに記録され、かつ記録の信頼性が高いことが確認された。

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