Definition of the Problem
The EBP covers the integration of the intervention tool used for the management of Diabetes health problems into the nursing practice. The nursing practice is vital to provide the necessary health care services through continued monitoring of the patients, making informed decisions, and being a crucial part of helping patients. The intervention tool comprises the use of Mobile Phone applications influenced by the advancement of technology and the acquisition of mobile phones among citizens (Fatehi, Gary & Russell, 2017). The mobile apps target to improve care provision for Type 2 diabetes self-management measures on adult patients in the United States. As healthcare services continue to advance rapidly, the adoption of technology has been an integral part of improving the efficiency of care provision. The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) providing massive EBP shows that mobile phone ownership (both smart phone and mobile phone) in the United States has increased tremendously (The Community Guide, 2020). That is, as of 2016, over 95 percent of Americans owned a phone (Pew Research Center, 2017). Therefore, the nursing practice can be fused with the use of mobile applications to provide effective healthcare service interventions to diabetes problem.
Significance of the Problem
The EBP research conducted by CPSTF is focused on providing home-based solutions to Type 2 Diabetes patients. Primarily, adults are the target audience of the EBP. The significance of the intervention approach is embedded in connecting nurses to patients. This allows patients to continuously access professional advice and instructions, medication, and informed progress on their treatment (Hou, Carter, Hewitt, Francisa & Mayor, 2016). The nurses are provided with extensive information that helps them make informed medical decisions, minimize errors, update patients, and offer the best care services. Therefore, culminate in a win-win solution for both the patients and the nurses.
Purpose/PICO: Purpose statement and your PICO question
In dealing with diabetes adult patients (P), the use of mobile phone applications (I) is more effective than traditional approaches (C) as the nursing practice can be improved in efficiency and effectiveness of medical care proving (O).
This leads to better care provision to Types 2 Diabetes patients by the nursing practice continuously monitoring the progress and developments among the patient. Self-management mobile applications transmit critical health information to professionals allowing them to advise according and help patients better manage their health complications. Consequently, high satisfaction among patients and access to quality health care is guaranteed through EBP and efficient nursing practices.
Fatehi F, Gary LC, & Russell W. (2017). Mobile Health (mHealth) for diabetes care: opportunities and challenges. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 19(1):1-3
Hou C, Carter B, Hewitt J, Francisa T, & Mayor S. (2016). Do mobile phone applications improve glycemic control (HbA1c) in the self-management of diabetes? A systematic review, meta-analysis, and GRADE of 14 randomized trials. Diabetes Care 2016; 39:2089-95.
Pew Research Center. (2017). Mobile Fact Sheet. [Internet]. 2017 [cited 8-7-17]. Available from URL: http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheet/mobile/
The Community Guide. (2020). Diabetes management: Mobile phone applications used within healthcare systems for Type 2 diabetes self-management. USA.gov. Available from URL: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/diabetes-management-mobile-phone-applications-used-within-healthcare-systems-type-2