Thematic Review on Mobile Health Applications in Design Perspective Publications from 2018-2023: Analysis of Trends for Future Studies

  • Xinxin Yu
  • Saiful Hasley Ramli
  • Noris Mohad Norowi
  • Siti Suhaily Surip
  • Ziming Li
  • Donggui You
  • Qingqing Chu
  • Na Song
  • Xuan Ding
  • Xiaolin Yang

Abstract

As 5G technology expands, many people use mobile health apps (mHealth apps) to manage their health, including chronic disease health management, maternal health information inquiry, mental illness problem consultation, and personal health management. Applications for mobile health that are poorly designed make it difficult for users to access health information. Despite the rise in publications on the subject, few evaluations look at the design of mHealth apps and their potential futures.  Accordingly, the specific objective of the study is to report the results of a thematic review analysis that examined the research on mHealth apps development from the perspective of design, addressing the knowledge and methods required to build design-based mHealth apps. Thematic review analysis of 49 articles from 2018 to 2023 was used to collect data for this study, and the results of the ATLAS.ti 23 code-to-document review show the trends that researchers should look for. Four major themes can be seen from the analysis: 1) mHealth Apps applied Theory; 2) mHealth Apps Functionality Features; 3) mHealth apps design strategy; 4) mHealth Apps Design Elements. The findings imply that in order for users to adhere to mHealth apps as intended, future research trends in their design practice should integrate design strategy with transdisciplinary research. This endeavor will produce new understanding of new standards for research trends in mHealth app development.

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Published
2023-10-31
How to Cite
YU, Xinxin et al. Thematic Review on Mobile Health Applications in Design Perspective Publications from 2018-2023: Analysis of Trends for Future Studies. International Journal of Business and Technology Management, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, p. 692-709, oct. 2023. ISSN 2682-7646. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijbtm/article/view/24554>. Date accessed: 13 june 2024.
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