Investigation of physicians' awareness and use of mHealth apps: A mixed method study

Objective: The study aims to understand physicians' awareness of mobile health (mHealth) apps and their intentions to use these apps in medical practice.


Understanding the perception towards using mHealth applications in practice: Physicians' perspective
Sezgin, Emre; Özkan Yıldırım, Sevgi; Yıldırım, İbrahim Soner (2018-03-01)
The objective of this study was to investigate physicians' perceptions to use mobile health applications in practice, and to identify influencing factors to use the technology. An mHealth technology acceptance model was proposed (M-TAM), and a cross-sectional survey was implemented using structured questionnaire to collect data. Online tools were used for inviting participants (physicians) and data collection from Turkey. The data was analyzed using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and Structural Equation...
Smart Wearable Technology for Health Tracking: What Are the Factors that Affect Their Use?
Pancar, Tansu; Özkan Yıldırım, Sevgi (Springer Nature, 2021-01-01)
Wearable devices are essential tools for personalized healthcare. Their usage is steadily expanding due to increasing capabilities and levels of accuracy. They are used by consumers for numerous reasons, ranging from measuring physical activity, tracking health status or just competing with friends based on activity data. Different user groups have different motivations such as losing weight, sleep tracking, fertility tracking or gait monitoring. In recent years, capabilities of smart wearable devices incre...
Development of a mobile health acceptance model: an empirical investigation on physicians
Sezgin, Emre; Özkan Yıldırım, Sevgi; Department of Information Systems (2016)
The study aims to investigate physicians’ intentions towards using mobile health (mHealth) applications. In order to understand and to reveal the influencing factors, a systematic method was followed. At the first phase, a literature research was conducted to identify studies in eHealth and mHealth domains. Literature research helped to reach to the studies about adoption and acceptance of health information systems by healthcare providers, employing behavioral acceptance theories. Following that, the conce...
Methodological foundations of mhealth designstudies: a content analysis of literature
Acar, Ahmet Faruk; Özkan Yıldırım, Sevgi (null; 2019-04-13)
Despite the pervasiveness of mobile devices and the number of available mobile health (mHealth) apps, a scaled nationwide mHealth solution for supporting continuous healthcare is lacking in many developing countries. Systematic reviews in mobile health field show various barriers to explain the lack of scalability and sustainability among mHealth interventions. However, little is known about the methodological soundness of mHealth app design studies. We conducted a literature review to investigate the theor...
Usability investigation of an educational mobile application for individuals with intellectual disabilities
YENİ, Sabiha; Çağıltay, Kürşat; KARASU, NECDET (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-08-01)
This research examined the usability of an interactive mobile application (tablet application) designed to teach daily living skills to individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction aspects were investigated. The persistence of a newly learned skill, operating a vacuum cleaner, was assessed following training sessions. The study also examined how well participants generalized the skill to a different tool and setting after learning via the interactive tablet ap...
Citation Formats
E. Sezgin, S. Özkan Yıldırım, and İ. S. Yıldırım, “Investigation of physicians’ awareness and use of mHealth apps: A mixed method study,” HEALTH POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY, pp. 251–267, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: