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Processes and Recommendations for Creating mHealth Apps for Low-Income Populations

Processes and Recommendations for Creating mHealth Apps for Low-Income Populations

In 2016, there were around 3.2 billion of downloads of mHealth apps around the globe [3]. Apps have shown to improve treatment adherence [4] and risk factors control [2,5] for chronic diseases.

Laura Siga Stephan, Eduardo Dytz Almeida, Raphael Boesche Guimaraes, Antonio Gaudie Ley, Rodrigo Gonçalves Mathias, Maria Valéria Assis, Tiago Luiz Luz Leiria

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017;5(4):e41


Usage and Acceptability of the iBobbly App: Pilot Trial for Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth

Usage and Acceptability of the iBobbly App: Pilot Trial for Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth

Apps can attempt to bypass this “shame” in addition to overcoming any embarrassment or discomfort due to poor literacy through the inclusion of voiceover features [13].The acceptability and usability of apps are critical if they are to effect change in mental

Joseph Tighe, Fiona Shand, Kathy McKay, Taylor-Jai Mcalister, Andrew Mackinnon, Helen Christensen

JMIR Ment Health 2020;7(12):e14296


Health App Possession Among Smartphone or Tablet Owners in Hong Kong: Population-Based Survey

Health App Possession Among Smartphone or Tablet Owners in Hong Kong: Population-Based Survey

Latino/Hispanic people are more likely to have health apps than white people [9]. Furthermore, obesity is also associated with having health apps [9].

Chen Shen, Man Ping Wang, Joanna TW Chu, Alice Wan, Kasisomayajula Viswanath, Sophia Siu Chee Chan, Tai Hing Lam

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017;5(6):e77


The App Behavior Change Scale: Creation of a Scale to Assess the Potential of Apps to Promote Behavior Change

The App Behavior Change Scale: Creation of a Scale to Assess the Potential of Apps to Promote Behavior Change

A recent study investigating the role of apps in improving mental health found that after 30 days of app use, mental well-being improved in those using 1 of 3 mental well-being apps tested and those using 1 of the 3 apps tested showed improvements in depression

Fiona H McKay, Sarah Slykerman, Matthew Dunn

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(1):e11130


Digital Mental Health and COVID-19: Using Technology Today to Accelerate the Curve on Access and Quality Tomorrow

Digital Mental Health and COVID-19: Using Technology Today to Accelerate the Curve on Access and Quality Tomorrow

The COVID-19 crisis and global pandemic has highlighted the role of telehealth and digital tools like apps to offer care in times of need.

John Torous, Keris Jän Myrick, Natali Rauseo-Ricupero, Joseph Firth

JMIR Ment Health 2020;7(3):e18848


Doctors Routinely Share Health Data Electronically Under HIPAA, and Sharing With Patients and Patients’ Third-Party Health Apps is Consistent: Interoperability and Privacy Analysis

Doctors Routinely Share Health Data Electronically Under HIPAA, and Sharing With Patients and Patients’ Third-Party Health Apps is Consistent: Interoperability and Privacy Analysis

This paper explains and illustrates basic principles and scenarios around sharing with patients, including patients’ third-party apps.

Mark Savage, Lucia Clara Savage

J Med Internet Res 2020;22(9):e19818


How Do Infant Feeding Apps in China Measure Up? A Content Quality Assessment

How Do Infant Feeding Apps in China Measure Up? A Content Quality Assessment

infants; record apps are used as infants’ growth diary; and e-commerce apps are designed as e-stores to sell maternal and baby products [18].

Jing Zhao, Becky Freeman, Mu Li

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017;5(12):e186


Low Quality of Free Coaching Apps With Respect to the American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines: A Review of Current Mobile Apps

Low Quality of Free Coaching Apps With Respect to the American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines: A Review of Current Mobile Apps

The choice of apps on both mobile operating systems reached 1.3 million and 1.2 million apps, respectively. However, popular apps are usually implemented cross-platform, and are therefore available on both app stores.

François Modave, Jiang Bian, Trevor Leavitt, Jennifer Bromwell, Charles Harris III, Heather Vincent

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2015;3(3):e77


Health Care Apps Reported in Newspapers: Content Analysis

Health Care Apps Reported in Newspapers: Content Analysis

The search terms that yielded the highest number of articles from the Nexis UK database were: (health apps OR mobile medical apps OR smartphone health apps OR fitness apps OR exercise apps OR health care apps OR diet apps OR weight loss apps OR blood pressure

Abdel Qader Al Bawab, Fahad AlQahtani, James McElnay

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2018;6(10):e10237