Published on in Vol 5, No 12 (2017): December

Methods for Evaluating the Content, Usability, and Efficacy of Commercial Mobile Health Apps

Methods for Evaluating the Content, Usability, and Efficacy of Commercial Mobile Health Apps

Methods for Evaluating the Content, Usability, and Efficacy of Commercial Mobile Health Apps

Danielle E Jake-Schoffman   1 , PhD ;   Valerie J Silfee   1 , PhD ;   Molly E Waring   2, 3, 4 , PhD ;   Edwin D Boudreaux   2, 5 , PhD ;   Rajani S Sadasivam   6 , PhD ;   Sean P Mullen   7 , PhD ;   Jennifer L Carey   5 , MD ;   Rashelle B Hayes   8 , PhD ;   Eric Y Ding   2 , MS ;   Gary G Bennett   9, 10 , PhD ;   Sherry L Pagoto   3 , PhD

1 Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United States

2 Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United States

3 Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United States

4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United States

5 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United States

6 Division of Health Informatics and Implementation Science, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United States

7 Department of Kinesiology & Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States

8 Division of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, United States

9 Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, United States

10 Duke Digital Health Science Center, Duke University, Durham, NC, United States

Corresponding Author:

  • Danielle E Jake-Schoffman, PhD
  • Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • 55 Lake Avenue North
  • Worcester, MA, 01655
  • United States
  • Phone: 1 (508) 856-6517
  • Fax: 1 (508) 856-2022
  • Email: danielle.jakeschoffman@umassmed.edu