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Burzyńska Joanna (University of Rzeszów), Binkowska-Bury Monika (University of Rzeszów), Januszewicz Paweł (University of Rzeszów)
The Interest of Primary Care Patients in Using Health Applications for Mobile Devices
Zdrowie Publiczne i Zarządzanie, 2018, t. 16, nr 3, s. 167-176, tab., bibliogr. 21 poz
Opieka zdrowotna, e-zdrowie, Aplikacje mobilne
Health care, e-health, Mobile applications
Mobile health technologies and applications installed on smart devices still represent new and relatively understudied phenomena in Poland. At the same time, a multitude of applications and their accessibility cause the increase of opportunities for their use for health purposes. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the interest in applications supporting health and healthy lifestyle as well as monitoring health and disease among 718 adult patients in primary health care. It was found that there is a considerable potential for the increase of future use of health applications. Women, young respondents, respondents who hold an undergraduate degree and assess their health status well were observed to be more likely to potentially use applications related to lifestyle, health monitoring and combating disease. (original abstract)
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