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Currently submitted to: JMIR mHealth and uHealth

Date Submitted: Oct 27, 2020
(currently open for review)

Warning: This is an author submission that is not peer-reviewed or edited. Preprints - unless they show as "accepted" - should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior and should not be reported in news media as established information.

Nurses' Experiences of Internet-Based Care Plans: A systematic Review of Qualitative Evidence

  • Mohammadreza Firouzkouhi; 
  • Reza Safdari; 
  • Abdolghani Abdollahimohammad; 
  • Jebraeil Farzi; 
  • Tayebeh Noori



Nurses play important roles in the Healthcare, responding to the care needs of patients with the ever-expanding Internet of Things Internet-based care programs. This is useful for patients to better self-care.


The purpose of this systematic review is to explore nurses' experiences in using the Internet to care for patients.


This was a systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis modeled on the Joanna Briggs Methodology. Pre-defined keywords were searched for in Google scholar, Medline, Pub med, CINAHL, and Internet of Science to locate studies published in the English language in no time limit until the end of 2019. Two reviewers independently screened articles for congruence with eligibility criteria, engaged in data extraction, and assessed quality of the included studies. Meta-aggregation was performed to synthesize the findings. A protocol was developed by two members of the review team prior to initiation of the study.


Six studies were included in the review, three qualitative researches, one grounded theory and two interpretive descriptive approaches. Three key themes were identified from the studies: Nurses and internet-based care plan; Patients and the internet-based care plan; challenge of the hospital in relation to the internet-based care plan.


nurses provide care to patients during the process of illness. Internet-based nursing care plans have created to facilitate the treatment and care, and to helps patients in self-care. Nurses face many challenges and benefits in delivering internet-based care, yet they strive to do their best to provide better patient care using new technologies for patients.


Please cite as:

Firouzkouhi M, Safdari R, Abdollahimohammad A, Farzi J, Noori T

Nurses' Experiences of Internet-Based Care Plans: A systematic Review of Qualitative Evidence

JMIR Preprints. 27/10/2020:25188


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