Understanding eHealth use from a Persuasive System Design perspective: an Antibiotic Information Application for Nurses

Jobke Wentzel, Nienke de Jong, Lars Nijdam, Regine van Drie-Pierik, Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen

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    To ensure optimal treatment and patient safety, nurses need easily accessible information. An application was developed to support nurses in their antibiotic-related tasks. With log data analysis and user interviews we evaluated the application. We aimed to interpret log data by applying the Persuasive Systems Design model. The results show steady, continuing use that corresponds to nurse tasks regarding timing and content of use. Task support seems a top relevant motivation for using the system, given positive user comments and most popular content of instruction pages. The results show that a combination of log data and user interviews help to understand use and uptake of an application in practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)210-219
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational journal on advances in life sciences
    Issue number3&4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014



    • Antibiotic stewardship
    • Nurse
    • Task support
    • Log data
    • Persuasive technology

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