Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Scopus||Web of Science®||Altmetric|
|Title:||Ask PCOS: identifying need to inform evidence-based app development for polycystic ovary syndrome|
|Citation:||Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, 2018; 36(1):59-65|
|Publisher:||Thieme Medical Publishers|
|Jacqueline A. Boyle, Rebecca Xu, Emily Gilbert, Millicent Kuczynska-Burggraf, Bryan Tan, ... Helena Teede ... et al.|
|Abstract:||BACKGROUND:People are increasingly seeking health information and managing their health through electronic technologies. We aimed to determine if women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) identified a need for PCOS-related mobile health apps and to evaluate related apps currently available. DESIGN:A national survey of women and a review of apps available on the iOS and Android platforms. SETTING:Community recruitment in Australia in 2016 and review of mobile apps available in 2017. SAMPLE:The survey received 264 responses. Sixteen apps related to PCOS were evaluated. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:Survey: Women's likeliness to use mobile health apps, specifically a PCOS-related app and preferred features of apps. App review: Mapping of available apps and evaluation using the Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS). RESULTS:Of 264 respondents, almost all women had a smartphone (98%), 72% had previously used an app to manage their health, and most (91%) would use a PCOS-specific app if available. The most important feature was the availability of current, evidence-based information. Current apps on PCOS lack provision of quality information. CONCLUSION:Women with PCOS would use a PCOS-specific app of good quality that responds to their needs and facilitates self-care; however, currently available apps are unlikely to meet their information needs.|
|Keywords:||polycystic ovary syndrome; information-seeking behavior; mobile health|
|Rights:||© 2018 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.|
|Appears in Collections:||Medicine publications|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.