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Colonoscopy is the top investigation tool for colorectal cancer screening. The role of nurses in educating and advising on bowel preparation is essential to prepare patients for colonoscopy. Evidence supports that an interactive patient education smartphone and tablet application (app) leads to better health outcomes.

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The collaboration with consumers, clinical specialists and IT experts was found to be very effective in producing an innovative app that received a high level of satisfaction. Thus, interactive app technology in patient education is a feasible alternative method to deliver health information to people undergoing colonoscopy.

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This page is a summary of: Developing and testing an educational app on bowel preparation, Gastrointestinal Nursing, October 2022, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/gasn.2022.20.8.44.
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