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Development of a Drug Dosage Calculation Learning Smartphone Application

약물용량계산 학습 스마트폰 어플리케이션 개발

  • Received : 2013.02.04
  • Accepted : 2013.05.09
  • Published : 2013.05.31

Abstract

The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate learning smartphone application for improving drug dosage calculation ability of nursing students. We evaluated the contents based on the sufficient teaching materials and developed the process for implementation of the educational system. The participants were 37 nursing students. After implementation during 4 weeks, data was analyzed with the SPSS WIN 18.0. There were significant differences of achievement of learning objectives(${\chi}^2$=10.90, p=.004), application to work(Z=2.86, p=.004), mathematical confidence (Z=3.07, p=.002), according to the frequency of program use, but there was no difference in academic self-efficacy. Based on the results of this study, developed smartphone application will help to strengthen the drug dosage calculation ability of nursing students. And also, the results suggest that more powerful application for improving academic efficacy and increasing participation should be developed.

Keywords

Smartphone application development;Drug dosage calculation

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 부경대학교

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