Construction and Validation of Digital Application for Teaching Vital Signs

  • Francisco Gilberto Fernandes Pereira Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Luciana Maria Oliveira de Sousa
  • Débora Valente da Silva
  • Natasha Marques Frota
  • Joselany Áfio Caetano


Objective: To describe the stages of construction and validation of a digital application for teaching vital signs for nursing. Methods: It is a methodological development study, conducted between 2014 and 2015, following the standard steps of Galvis-Panqueva: construction (analysis, design and development); and validation (evaluation), which occurred through the measurement of the Content Validity Index (CVI), according to opinion of experts nurses and computer analysts. Results: The Vitaleasy entitled application was developed with intuitive interface, available for download on Android systems, contemplating the vital signs: pain, temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate and blood pressure, as well as one quiz tab test. As for the validation of appearance and content, the application had global CVI 0.8. Conclusions: It is concluded that the application is a feature that presents viable characteristics for use in teaching vital signs for nursing students.

Sep 15, 2016
How to Cite
PEREIRA, Francisco Gilberto Fernandes et al. Construction and Validation of Digital Application for Teaching Vital Signs. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, sep. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 08 aug. 2020. doi:
Medical Education


Vital signs; Nursing education; Validation studies; Technology