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Iran J War Public Health 2019, 11(3): 125-131 Back to browse issues page
Design and Evaluation of a Smartphone-Based Application to Manage the Treatment of People with Heart Failur
M. Davoudi Kongsofla1, T. Najafi Ghezeljeh 2, A. Saeidi1, H. Peyravi3, N. Kiaroosta4
1- Janbazan Medical & Engineering Research Center, Tehran, Iran
2- Nursing Care Research Center” and “Emergency & Critical Care Nursing Department, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty”, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , najafi.t@iums.ac.ir
3- Nursing Care Research Center” and “Emergency & Critical Care Nursing Department, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty”, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Emergency & Critical Care Nursing Department, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1693 Views)

Aims: Patients with heart failure need training and support regarding the drug diet, how to use medications, diet, activities, and appropriate action when symptoms occur. The aim of this study was to design and evaluate a smartphone-based application to manage the treatment of people with heart failure.
Materials & Methods: In this developmental-applied study with the software design approach, from December 2017 to July 2018, in order to determine the capabilities and data needed for the application, searches in databases, review the texts, and health expertschr('39') opinion were used and the program was designed under the Android operating system with a dashboard under Windows. The program in the treatment management was evaluated based on the Smartphone Application Scale (MARS), the performance score of the Institute of Health Informatics (IMS), and the compliance with the Guide to the American Heart Failure Association (HFSA) by 20 patients with heart failure and their family, health staff, and programmers.
Findings: The smartphone-based application with the mean score of 10.70±0.86 in the MARS scale, the mean score of 9.00±0.87 in the IMS scale, and the mean score of 7.7±0.79 according to HFSA criteria was evaluated as desirable.
Conclusion: The use of a smartphone-based application can be useful in treatment management and self-care of patients with heart failure.

Keywords: Heart failure, Smartphone, Electronic health, Mobile health, Self-care
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Type of Study: Design | Subject: Nursing care for war victim
Received: 2018/09/18 | Accepted: 2019/02/16 | Published: 2019/07/22
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