The Use of Apps for Health in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke - Barriers and Facilitators

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The Use of Apps for Health in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke - Barriers and Facilitators. / Winberg, C.; Kylberg, M.; Pettersson, C.; Harnett, T.; Hedvall, P. O.; Mattsson, T.; Månsson Lexell, E.

Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives. Vol. 242 IOS Press, 2017. p. 638-641 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 242).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Harvard

Winberg, C, Kylberg, M, Pettersson, C, Harnett, T, Hedvall, PO, Mattsson, T & Månsson Lexell, E 2017, The Use of Apps for Health in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke - Barriers and Facilitators. in Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives. vol. 242, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 242, IOS Press, pp. 638-641. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-638

APA

Winberg, C., Kylberg, M., Pettersson, C., Harnett, T., Hedvall, P. O., Mattsson, T., & Månsson Lexell, E. (2017). The Use of Apps for Health in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke - Barriers and Facilitators. In Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives (Vol. 242, pp. 638-641). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 242). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-638

CBE

Winberg C, Kylberg M, Pettersson C, Harnett T, Hedvall PO, Mattsson T, Månsson Lexell E. 2017. The Use of Apps for Health in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke - Barriers and Facilitators. In Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives. IOS Press. pp. 638-641. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-638

MLA

Winberg, C. et al. "The Use of Apps for Health in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke - Barriers and Facilitators". Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. IOS Press. 2017, 638-641. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-638

Vancouver

Winberg C, Kylberg M, Pettersson C, Harnett T, Hedvall PO, Mattsson T et al. The Use of Apps for Health in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke - Barriers and Facilitators. In Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives. Vol. 242. IOS Press. 2017. p. 638-641. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-638

Author

Winberg, C. ; Kylberg, M. ; Pettersson, C. ; Harnett, T. ; Hedvall, P. O. ; Mattsson, T. ; Månsson Lexell, E. / The Use of Apps for Health in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke - Barriers and Facilitators. Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives. Vol. 242 IOS Press, 2017. pp. 638-641 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - The Use of Apps for Health in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke - Barriers and Facilitators

AU - Winberg, C.

AU - Kylberg, M.

AU - Pettersson, C.

AU - Harnett, T.

AU - Hedvall, P. O.

AU - Mattsson, T.

AU - Månsson Lexell, E.

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - Introduction: The importance of mobile health has increased during recent years but few studies have described the use of apps among persons with neurological disabilities. Aim: The aim of this paper was to describe how persons ageing with a neurological disability experience barriers and facilitators in relation to using apps in everyday life. Method: A qualitative approach was used. 16 persons with neurological disorders participated in two group discussions. Data were analyzed by content analysis. Results: The analysis formed four categories; Impairments make apps harder to use, Use of apps is increased by learnability and sharing, Valuating the information in an app, and Apps act supportive and motivating. Conclusion: The participants used apps in the same way as persons without disabilities. Impairments and trustworthiness were perceived as barriers, which need to be acknowledged when developing apps for this population. Use of apps was facilitated by the possibility to share data and to connect with others. Apps may have the potential to improve self-management for persons ageing with disabilities but further research is needed.

AB - Introduction: The importance of mobile health has increased during recent years but few studies have described the use of apps among persons with neurological disabilities. Aim: The aim of this paper was to describe how persons ageing with a neurological disability experience barriers and facilitators in relation to using apps in everyday life. Method: A qualitative approach was used. 16 persons with neurological disorders participated in two group discussions. Data were analyzed by content analysis. Results: The analysis formed four categories; Impairments make apps harder to use, Use of apps is increased by learnability and sharing, Valuating the information in an app, and Apps act supportive and motivating. Conclusion: The participants used apps in the same way as persons without disabilities. Impairments and trustworthiness were perceived as barriers, which need to be acknowledged when developing apps for this population. Use of apps was facilitated by the possibility to share data and to connect with others. Apps may have the potential to improve self-management for persons ageing with disabilities but further research is needed.

KW - Apps

KW - mHealth

KW - neurological disability

KW - qualitative analysis

KW - usability

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U2 - 10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-638

DO - 10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-638

M3 - Book chapter

VL - 242

T3 - Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

SP - 638

EP - 641

BT - Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives

PB - IOS Press

ER -