Feasibility of using a personal digital assistant to self-monitor diet and fluid intake: a pilot study.

Janet Welch, Shannon Dowell, Cynthia S. Johnson

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The feasibility of using an electronic device to self-monitor diet and fluid intake was assessed using the treatment implementation model. The three patients on hemodialysis who participated in this pilot study were asked to self-monitor diet and fluid intake for 12 weeks with a personal digital assistant. The intervention was delivered as intended; however, participants reported problems with usability, and compliance to self-monitoring was lower than desirable. Further adjustments to the intervention will be made before testing efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48; quiz 49
JournalNephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


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