Usability study for the design of a communicator for ICU patients with communication difficulties

Tita, Joaquín (2015). Usability study for the design of a communicator for ICU patients with communication difficulties. Thesis (Master thesis), E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM).

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Title: Usability study for the design of a communicator for ICU patients with communication difficulties
Author/s:
  • Tita, Joaquín
Contributor/s:
  • Ferré Grau, Xavier
  • Moral Martos, Cristian
Item Type: Thesis (Master thesis)
Masters title: Ingeniería del Software
Date: July 2015
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Most of the patients that reside in the intensive care unit experience fear, frustration and high levels of anxiety as they are not able to communicate properly. In this sense, the use of communication tools can be helpful to reduce the frustration levels and also, to improve the efficiency and the speed of the communication. The objective of this work, is to design a tool that allows solving the communication problems that patients suffer when they are admitted in the intensive care unit. In order to achieve the objective of this work, a qualitative study that involved interviews with former patients, hospital staff members and family relatives was performed. Afterwards, the design of a prototype was developed to later conduct and analyze usability evaluations with former patients, hospital staff members and patients relatives. The results expose that participants of the usability evaluations were able to perform most of the tasks effectively.

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Item ID: 37201
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/37201/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:37201
Deposited by: Biblioteca Facultad de Informatica
Deposited on: 22 Jul 2015 07:02
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2015 17:19
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