A systematic review of factors influencing the effective use of mHealth apps for self-care

Faiz Aiman Bin Azhar, Jaspaljeet Singh Ranjit Singh

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Abstract

mHealth refers to the emerging mobile communications and network technologies for healthcare. With the penetration of smartphones and tablets, many healthcare apps for self-care have been deployed to cater to the needs of mobile healthcare today. This paper systematically reviews the factors influencing the effective use of mHealth apps for self-care. Prominent factors based on their frequencies of occurrence were identified. Related studies found in different databases such as IEEE Xplore, ACM Digital Library, Emerald, and Science Direct were identified for the review. A total of sixty-eight factors were identified and the results show that the following seven factors were seen to appear most frequently: perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, behavioral intention, social-influence, self-efficacy, perceived privacy risk and attitude. This review will be useful to healthcare application developers in order for them to recognize the factors which might most influence the intention of consumers to leverage on mHealth apps for self-care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 3rd International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages191-196
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509051342
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 15 Aug 201617 Aug 2016

Publication series

Name2016 3rd International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2016 - Proceedings

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period15/08/1617/08/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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    Azhar, F. A. B., & Ranjit Singh, J. S. (2016). A systematic review of factors influencing the effective use of mHealth apps for self-care. In 2016 3rd International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2016 - Proceedings (pp. 191-196). [7783213] (2016 3rd International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2016 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCOINS.2016.7783213