Can simple mobile phone applications provide reliable counts of respiratory rates in sick infants and children? An initial evaluation of three new applications.

@article{Black2015CanSM,
  title={Can simple mobile phone applications provide reliable counts of respiratory rates in sick infants and children? An initial evaluation of three new applications.},
  author={James Francis Patrick Black and Marie Gerdtz and Pat Nicholson and Dianne J Crellin and Laura Gavornik Browning and Julie Anne Simpson and Lauren Bell and Nick Santamaria},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={
          963-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Respiratory rate is an important sign that is commonly either not recorded or recorded incorrectly. Mobile phone ownership is increasing even in resource-poor settings. Phone applications may improve the accuracy and ease of counting of respiratory rates. OBJECTIVES The study assessed the reliability and initial users' impressions of four mobile phone respiratory timer approaches, compared to a 60-second count by the same participants. METHODS Three mobile applications (applying… CONTINUE READING
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