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Table 7 Number of studies by technology category and selected study design

From: Digital technology and nursing care: a scoping review on acceptance, effectiveness and efficiency studies of informal and formal care technologies

Technology Design
  Experimental n.c. Case Study Qualitative Cross-sectional Mixed Methods Quasi-experiment RCT Systematic Review Meta-analysis
ICT 26 21 18 10 24 15 6 12 0
Robot 43 9 9 1 20 6 9 3 0
Sensor 59 5 2 1 4 5 4 1 0
Multiple Technologies 7 5 9 9 8 0 3 21 0
EHR/EMR 4 9 11 13 10 0 0 2 1
Monitoring 28 5 4 5 4 0 1 1 1
Assistive Device 12 5 5 4 2 2 4 2 2
E-Learning 5 3 3 3 5 9 2 4 1
HIS 2 7 5 4 6 1 1 4 0
Educational Technology 4 3 2 4 3 3 0 1 1
AAL 4 2 0 3 4 1 1 3 0
Decision Support 1 3 1 0 3 2 1 3 2
Virtual Reality 5 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0
Tracking 4 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
Serious Games 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
PMR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 207 79 71 60 95 50 34 56 8