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Safdari R, Alikhani M, Tahmasbi F, Javanmard Z. Development of Mobile Application for Self-management in Osteoporotic fractures care. payavard. 2020; 14 (1) :40-52
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6937-en.html
1- Professor, Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant professor, Rheumatology research center, Tehran university of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Master of Science student in Health Information Technology, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , fo.tahmaseb@gmail.com
4- Instructor, Department of Health Information Technology, Ferdows Paramedical School, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
Abstract:   (612 Views)
Background and Aim: The incidence of osteoporotic fractures, which leads to morbidity and mortality in the elderly, is increasing worldwide. Mobile health application could empower patients to engage in managing their own health. This has a significant impact on improving health outcomes in chronic diseases. For this reason, this study was conducted to develop a mobile-based self-management application for patients with Osteoporotic fractures.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-developmental study, initially, the data required in this research were collected through searching in library resources, clinical guidelines and application review. Then, a questionnaire was applied by physician to validate and determine the significance of these elements and the rational design of application was provided with the obtained elements. Finally, the application was developed in Android Studio environment and then evaluated.
Results: The main application parts include: Disease prevention information, fracture risk assessment tool and information for self-management in osteoporotic fractures care which was divided into two parts: Hip fracture and other fractures. Moreover, provides functions like exercise program adjustments, reminders and patient records. The application functions were evaluated and was able to meet the expectations.
Conclusion: This is a mobile application with validated content and can be used to help patients with osteoporotic fractures to manage their disease and to obtain self-management skills.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health Information Technology
ePublished: 1399/07/23

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