Validation of the utility of the OSTOMECUM pharmacological guidelines in application software format

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Naranjo Peña I, Gil Molano A, Pérez García M, Martín Carrasco M, Mauri Crespo S, García Blázquez E. Validación de la utilidad de la guía farmacológica Ostomecum en el formato de software de aplicación. Metas Enferm may 2023; 26(4):13-20. Doi:


Inés Naranjo Peña1, Antonia Gil Molano2, Marta Pérez García3, María Martín Carrasco4, Sonia Mauri Crespo5, Eduardo García Blázquez5,6


1Doctora en Ciencias de la Salud por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Enfermera Estomaterapéuta. Hospital Universitario Infanta Cristina. Parla, Madrid (España) 2Máster en Coloproctología y Estomaterapia. Enfermera Estomaterapéuta. Hospital Universitario de Móstoles. Madrid (España) 3Experta en estomaterapia. Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal. Madrid (España) 4Enfermera Estomaterapéuta. Hospital Universitario Rey Juan Carlos. Móstoles, Madrid (España) 5Farmacéutica. S.R. Coloplast Productos Médicos. Madrid (España) 6Market Manager Ostomy Care. Coloplast Productos Médicos. Madrid (España)

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Objectives: to assess the pharmacotherapeutic profile of the patient with ileostomy and to validate the use of a universal, free and functional mobile application in the IOS and Android platforms, targeted to the community of ostomy-expert nurses, and to try this application both by doctors and by nurses.
Method: twenty ostomy specialists (10 doctors and 10 nurses) answered anonymously a prescription questionnaire. In total, 576 items were asked in two stages. The first stage was conducted using traditional sources of reference, and the second one using the OSTOMECUM application. There was a comparison in speed (proportion of questions answered within the given time) and accuracy (proportion of correct answers) at the time of answering the questions. There was also research into the differences in assessment among different settings of Nursing practice. The comparison was conducted through the paired samples Wilcoxon test.
Results: the proportion of answered questions went from 36% in the first round using traditional sources (43% for doctors, 30% for nurses) to 99% in the second round using the application software (99% for doctors, 99% for nurses). The accuracy in answers increased from 22% (16% for doctors, 18% for nurses) to 94% (93% for doctors, 95% for nurses). Differences between doctors and nurses in the first round
(p< .0001) were equalled when using OSTOMECUM (p= .7882). The level of certainty with the answer also changed from 12% (20% for doctors, 4% for nurses) to 60% with the mobile application (70% for doctors, 50% for nurses) (p< .0001 total and both groups). In terms of work setting, the proportion of right answers increased equally both in the outpatient and the hospital Nursing settings (p< 0.0001 in each one).
Conclusion: the stomal therapist is frequently consulted about care for ostomized patients. The OSTOMECUM application is a useful tool for reviewing medication and reconsidering the adequacy of a treatment prescribed to ostomized patients. This tool helps the ostomy specialist to offer comprehensive and individualized care to ostomized patients.


Ostomecum; Ostomized patient; pharmacology guidelines; application software

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Validación de la utilidad de la guía farmacológica Ostomecum en formato de software de aplicación