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Journal of Medical Systems

, 42:254 | Cite as

Patient Satisfaction with Mobile Health (mHealth) Application for Exercise Intervention in Breast Cancer Survivors

  • Hannah Lee
  • Kyeong Eun Uhm
  • In Yae Cheong
  • Ji Sung Yoo
  • Seung Hyun Chung
  • Yong Hyun Park
  • Ji Youl Lee
  • Ji Hye HwangEmail author
Mobile & Wireless Health
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Mobile & Wireless Health

Abstract

This study aimed to assess user satisfaction with mobile health (mHealth) application in breast cancer survivors after a 12-week exercise program and provide developers with reference points for mHealth applications from the perspective of patients and physicians. This is a retrospective review of prospectively collected multicenter data of 88 breast cancer survivors who carried out a 12-week exercise program via smartphone application with pedometer. Personalized programs including aerobic and resistance exercise were prescribed by physiatrists. Also, telephone counseling was performed at the 3rd and 9th week. All patients completed the user satisfaction questionnaire at the end of the intervention. The mean achievement rates of aerobic and resistance exercise for 12 weeks were 78.8 and 71.3%, respectively. The mean score of overall satisfaction rated on the 5-point Likert scale was 4.22 ± 0.73. When the patients were grouped according to age, the overall satisfaction score increased significantly with age (P = 0.040). Also, the satisfaction scores of patients with radiotherapy were significantly higher than patients without radiotherapy (P = 0.001). In terms of system characteristics, the most satisfying was data transmission accuracy (4.32 ± 0.74). In addition, patients were very satisfied with telephone counseling (4.55 ± 0.62). The results suggest the direction of mHealth should go to meet the detailed requirements of the specific user group as a more targeted approach. In addition, if a mutual feedback platform can be implanted in mHealth applications, it will increase user loyalty and make mHealth a more available motivational technology in our lives.

Keywords

Mobile health Breast cancer Survivorship Rehabilitation Exercise Application 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the National Information Society Agency (NIA) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (Smart After Care Service for Cancer and Cardiac Disease).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannah Lee
    • 1
  • Kyeong Eun Uhm
    • 2
  • In Yae Cheong
    • 1
  • Ji Sung Yoo
    • 3
  • Seung Hyun Chung
    • 3
  • Yong Hyun Park
    • 4
  • Ji Youl Lee
    • 4
  • Ji Hye Hwang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineKonkuk University School of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineNational Cancer CenterGoyang-siSouth Korea
  4. 4.Department of Urology, Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalThe Catholic University of Korea College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea

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