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AuthorPortenhauser, Alexandra A.dc.contributor.author
AuthorTerhorst, Yannikdc.contributor.author
AuthorSchultchen, Danadc.contributor.author
AuthorSander, Lasse B.dc.contributor.author
AuthorDenkinger, Michael D.dc.contributor.author
AuthorStach, Michaeldc.contributor.author
AuthorWaldherr, Nataliedc.contributor.author
AuthorDallmeier Rojas, Dhayana Elizabethdc.contributor.author
AuthorBaumeister, Haralddc.contributor.author
AuthorMessner, Eva-Mariadc.contributor.author
Date of accession2021-06-25T12:36:32Zdc.date.accessioned
Available in OPARU since2021-06-25T12:36:32Zdc.date.available
Date of first publication2021-02-19dc.date.issued
AbstractBackground: Through the increasingly aging population, the health care system is confronted with various challenges such as expanding health care costs. To manage these challenges, mobile apps may represent a cost-effective and low-threshold approach to support older adults. Objective: This systematic review aimed to evaluate the quality, characteristics, as well as privacy and security measures of mobile apps for older adults in the European commercial app stores. Methods: In the European Google Play and App Store, a web crawler systematically searched for mobile apps for older adults. The identified mobile apps were evaluated by two independent reviewers using the German version of the Mobile Application Rating Scale. A correlation between the user star rating and overall rating was calculated. An exploratory regression analysis was conducted to determine whether the obligation to pay fees predicted overall quality. Results: In total, 83 of 1217 identified mobile apps were included in the analysis. Generally, the mobile apps for older adults were of moderate quality (mean 3.22 [SD 0.68]). Four mobile apps (5%) were evidence-based; 49% (41/83) had no security measures. The user star rating correlated significantly positively with the overall rating (r=.30, P=.01). Obligation to pay fees could not predict overall quality. Conclusions: There is an extensive quality range within mobile apps for older adults, indicating deficits in terms of information quality, data protection, and security precautions, as well as a lack of evidence-based approaches. Central databases are needed to identify high-quality mobile apps.dc.description.abstract
Languageendc.language.iso
PublisherUniversität Ulmdc.publisher
LicenseCC BY 4.0 Internationaldc.rights
Link to license texthttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/dc.rights.uri
KeywordMHealthdc.subject
KeywordMARSdc.subject
KeywordMARS-Gdc.subject
KeywordOlder adultsdc.subject
KeywordMobile appsdc.subject
KeywordAppsdc.subject
Dewey Decimal GroupDDC 610 / Medicine & healthdc.subject.ddc
MeSHTelemedicinedc.subject.mesh
MeSHMobile applicationsdc.subject.mesh
MeSHAgingdc.subject.mesh
TitleMobile apps for older adults: systematic search and evaluation within online storesdc.title
Resource typeWissenschaftlicher Artikeldc.type
VersionpublishedVersiondc.description.version
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.18725/OPARU-38068dc.identifier.doi
URNhttp://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:289-oparu-38130-1dc.identifier.urn
GNDTelemedizindc.subject.gnd
GNDApp <Programm>dc.subject.gnd
GNDAlter <60-90 Jahre>dc.subject.gnd
FacultyFakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften, Informatik und Psychologieuulm.affiliationGeneral
InstitutionInstitut für Psychologie und Pädagogikuulm.affiliationSpecific
InstitutionBethesda Geriatrische Klinik Ulmuulm.affiliationSpecific
InstitutionInstitut für Datenbanken und Informationssystemeuulm.affiliationSpecific
Peer reviewjauulm.peerReview
DCMI TypeTextuulm.typeDCMI
CategoryPublikationenuulm.category
In cooperation withAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburguulm.cooperation
In cooperation withBoston University School of Public Healthuulm.cooperation
DOI of original publication10.2196/23313dc.relation1.doi
Source - Title of sourceJMIR Agingsource.title
Source - Place of publicationJMIR Publicationssource.publisher
Source - Volume4source.volume
Source - Issue1source.issue
Source - Year2021source.year
Source - Article numbere23313source.articleNumber
Source - eISSN2561-7605source.identifier.eissn
Bibliographyuulmuulm.bibliographie
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