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Volume 7, Issue 6 (November - December 2022)                   J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res 2022, 7(6): 554-562 | Back to browse issues page

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Ayyoubzadeh S M, Ahmadi M, Khounraz F, Ahmadi M, Pourhamidi R, Abbasi S. Requirement Analysis of mHealth app for Pregnancy Care and a Framework Suggestion for Evaluating Pregnancy Mobile Apps. J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res. 2022; 7 (6) :554-562
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1- Department of Health Information Management, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Administration and Resources Development Affairs, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran
6- Department of Laboratory Science, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , sakineh4612004@yahoo.com
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Background & Objective: There are a lot of apps for pregnancy care using mHealth technologies. However, it has not been studied which criteria in these apps are essential for increasing the quality of these mHealth programs in pregnant women. Thus this study aimed to review the desirable features of mobile-based pregnancy care applications and provide a model to evaluate existing applications.
Materials & Methods: Features of a mobile-based pregnancy app were designed using a qualitative approach. In this research, an open questionnaire was developed. Obstetricians and gynecologists filled out this questionnaire. After thematic analysis of the questionnaires, the obtained items are embedded into a general framework for evaluation mHealth.
Results: Fifteen gynecology and obstetrics experts participated in this study.  Eight themes were obtained from 34 items mentioned by the experts. Finally, a specialized framework for evaluating mHealth apps for pregnancy care is proposed.
Conclusion: To design mobile-based pregnancy care app and evaluate the existing apps in the field of pregnancy, the provided indicators can be used. This framework and other similar specialized frameworks could be developed to improve the quality of the mHealth apps.

Systematic Review: Original Research | Subject: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Received: 2022/01/15 | Accepted: 2022/02/23 | Published: 2022/09/9

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