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Title: A computerized cognitive assessment method in a nurse-led clinic : a comparative study with the traditional pencil-and-paper approach
Authors: Lai, CKY 
Kwan, RYC 
Cheung, DSK 
Wu, YM
Yap, LSY 
Keywords: Cognitive assessment
Computerized assessment
Nurse-led clinic
Public acceptance
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Source: CIN : computers, informatics, nursing, Dec. 2016, v. 34, no. 12, p. 554-559 How to cite?
Journal: CIN : computers, informatics, nursing 
Abstract: This article reports our experience in developing a computerized cognitive assessment method in a nurse-led clinic. The assessment and report-writing time and the accuracy of using a computer as an assessment medium were compared with assessments that use the traditional pencil-and-paper method. The attitudes of professionals and service users toward the computerized approach were also collected. The results found that the computerized approach not only helped to reduce the time spent making assessments and writing reports but also improved the accuracy of the assessment when compared with the pencil-and-paper method. Most of the professionals and service users who were interviewed responded positively toward computerized assessments. The experience gained in this study will also help us to standardize our assessment procedures, promote communication among members of the clinical team, and facilitate data management and clinical research.
ISSN: 1538-2931
DOI: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000283
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