Content and features analysis of smartphone apps on Google Play Store to assist in self-management of Anaemia
The objective of the study was to assess the features and content of Anemia apps available on the Google play store to help manage Anemia. The search was conducted for apps related to different types of Anemia apps on the Google play store and Apple App Store in June 2021. A total of 51 apps were included in the analysis after screening based on inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Objective: To evaluate the features of anemia apps available at both the app stores and to assess for the presence of BCTs (Behaviour Change Techniques) based on dietary interventions for improved iron status and dietary behaviour change.
To address the high prevalence of anemia and facilitate self-management for improved health outcomes, it is necessary to create tailored apps incorporating the behaviour change theories.
FHTS, New Delhi and St Anns, Hyderabad