Author

Dan Dalan

Date

November 2012

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

M.B.I.

Department

Dept. of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology

Institution

Oregon Health & Science University

Abstract

Allergic rhinitis is a chronic disease that may be easily monitored at home using Web-Health 2.0 concepts and tools such as smartphones, which are popular due to their portability, wireless and multimedia capabilities. Health-related apps are undergoing rapid development, but many remain unproven and have yet to be evaluated for widespread use. Although much of the hardware associated with healthcare apps are usable, few software applications for medicine have been established and are best designed with additional patient input. I report the results of a usability and qualitative study of allergic rhinitis patients’ use of a mobile app involving a quality of life questionnaire (eSurvey) that sought information on factors that are important in successful and adherent use. Patient use experiences demonstrated satisfaction, learnability, ease, trust, and willingness. The doctor-patient-relationship facilitates this trust of a new virtual encounter. Traditional face-to-face clinic encounte

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M4ZK5DP6

School

School of Medicine

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.