OPEN Research Support

PhD student
Helle Poulsen
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Lillebaelt Hospital, Denmark

Projekt styring
Projekt status    Open
Data indsamlingsdatoer
Start 01.04.2021  
Slut 01.12.2024  

Shared agenda at hospital ward rounds

Short summary

The aim of this study is to develop and test a patient app to promote a shared agenda at hospital ward rounds. The project is a Participatory Design study divided in three phases: 1) Identification of needs, 2) Development and design and 3) Pilot test.


Hospital ward rounds provides the forum for reviewing and planning patient care during a hospital stay. Despite the knowledge that the inclusion of patients is beneficial to patient care, the literature shows limited reference to patient involvement in the ward rounds. In this research project, we will develop a patient app that can support the communication between the clinicians, the patients and their relatives in relation to hospital ward rounds. The purpose of the app is to give patients and their relatives the opportunity to become more active partners in the planning of their treatment and care during the hospital stay.

Description of the cohort

The project is conducted at the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Lillebaelt Hospital, Kolding in close collaboration with CFPK (Center for Patient Communication) at Odense University Hospital. Adult patients ≥ 18 years of age and their relatives as well as doctors and nurses from the department will participate in the study.

Data and biological material

Data will be collected through different user-involving activities eg. field studies, focus groups, workshops and tests in clinical practice.

Collaborating researchers and departments

Main supervisor

  • Poul-Erik Kofoed, Professor. Department of Pediatrics, Lillebaelt Hospital.

Co supervisors

  • Jette Ammentorp, Professor. Center for Patient Communication (CFPK), Odense University Hospital.
  • Jane Clemensen, Professor. H.C. Andersen Children's Hospital, Odense University Hospital.
  • Maiken Wolderslund, Post doc. Center for Patient Communication (CFPK), Odense University Hospital.
  • Else Dalsgaard Iversen, PhD. Department of Oncology, Lillebaelt Hospital.