Mobile health-based approaches for smoking cessation resources Journal Article


Authors: Hyun, S.; Hodorowski, J. K.; Nirenberg, A.; Perocchia, R. S.; Staats, J. A.; Velez, O.; Bakken, S.
Article Title: Mobile health-based approaches for smoking cessation resources
Abstract: Purpose/Objectives: To describe how the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service (CIS) smoking-related resources on a mobile health (mHealth) platform were integrated into the workflow of RNs in advanced practice nurse (APN) training and to examine awareness and use of CIS resources and nurses' perceptions of the usefulness of those CIS resources. Design: Descriptive analyses. Setting: Acute and primary care sites affiliated with the School of Nursing at Columbia University. Sample: 156 RNs enrolled in APN training. Methods: The integration was comprised of (a) inclusion of CIS information into mHealth decision support system (DSS) plan of care, (b) addition of infobutton in the mHealth DSS, (c) Web-based information portal for smoking cessation accessible via desktop and the mHealth DSS, and (d) information prescriptions for patient referral. Main Research Variables: Use and perceived usefulness of the CIS resources. Findings: 86% of nurses used the mHealth DSS with integrated CIS resources. Of the 145 care plan items chosen, 122 were referrals to CIS resources; infobutton was used 1,571 times. Use of CIS resources by smokers and healthcare providers in the metropolitan area of New York City increased during the study period compared to the prestudy period. More than 60% of nurses perceived CIS resources as useful or somewhat useful. Conclusions: Integration of CIS resources into an mHealth DSS was seen as useful by most participants. Implications for Nursing: Implementation of evidence into workflow using an mHealth DSS can assist nurses in managing smoking cessation in patients and may expand their roles in referring smokers to reliable sources of information. Knowledge Translation: mHealth DSS and information prescriptions may support smoking cessation interventions in primary care settings. Smoking cessation interventions can be facilitated through informatics methods and mHealth platforms. Nurses' referrals of patients to smoking-related CIS resources may result in patients' use of the resources and subsequent smoking cessation. © 2013 by the Oncology Nursing Society.
Keywords: adult; controlled study; middle aged; young adult; united states; methodology; controlled clinical trial; randomized controlled trial; smoking cessation; attitude to health; information dissemination; national cancer institute (u.s.); health knowledge, attitudes, practice; national health organization; health education; nursing education; preventive health service; nursing student; education, nursing, graduate; students, nursing; humans; human; male; female; article; advanced practice nursing; mobile health units
Journal Title: Oncology Nursing Forum
Volume: 40
Issue: 4
ISSN: 0190-535X
Publisher: Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)  
Date Published: 2013-07-01
Start Page: E312
End Page: E319
Language: English
DOI: 10.1188/13.onf.e312-e319
PUBMED: 23803275
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Export Date: 9 May 2014 -- Source: Scopus
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