Effectiveness of mobile applications for behavioral changes in health: a systematic review

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Title Effectiveness of mobile applications for behavioral changes in health: a systematic review
Efetividade de aplicativos móveis para mudanças comportamentais em saúde: revisão sistemática
 
Creator Paula, Thais Rodrigues
Menezes, Angélica Paixão de
Guedes, Nirla Gomes
Silva, Viviane Martins da
Cardoso, Maria Vera Lúcia Moreira Leitão
Ramos, Erivando de Sena
 
Subject Mobile Applications; Health; Software; Systematic Review; Health Behavior.
Aplicativos Móveis; Saúde; Software; Revisão Sistemática; Comportamentos Relacionados com a Saúde.
 
Description Objective: to evaluate the effectiveness of mobile applications for behavioral changes focused in health. Methods: systematic review, from the PubMed, SCOPUS, Cochrane, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and Medline. The descriptors used were: Mobile applications and Health. The study used the protocol Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses, and the methodological quality was evaluated using the Joanna Briggs Institute® instrument. The final sample was made up of eight articles. Results: most randomized clinical trials showed that interventions with applications are potentially effective strategies to change behavior in health, especially when associated to other strategies in accordance to the specific population/context. The articles included in the review were in accordance to at least nine of the thirteen questions of methodological quality evaluation. Conclusion: the use of applications has impacts on behavioral change and contributes for positive results in the state of health.
Objetivo: avaliar a efetividade de aplicativos móveis para mudanças comportamentais com foco na saúde. Métodos: revisão sistemática, a partir do PubMed, SCOPUS, Cochrane, PsycINFO, CINAHL e Medline. Os descritores utilizados foram: Mobile applications e Health. Utilizou-se do protocolo Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses e para avaliação da qualidade metodológica, o instrumento do Instituto Joanna Briggs®. A amostra final foi composta por oito artigos. Resultados: a maioria dos ensaios clínicos randomizados mostrou que intervenções com aplicativos são estratégias potencialmente efetivas na mudança de comportamento em saúde, principalmente quando associadas a outras estratégias, adequadas a um contexto/população específica. Os artigos incluídos na revisão contemplaram positivamente pelo menos nove dos treze questionamentos da avaliação da qualidade metodológica. Conclusão: o uso de aplicativos tem impacto na mudança de comportamento e favorece resultados positivos no estado de saúde.
 
Publisher Universidade Federal do Ceará
 
Date 2020-07-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Software
Software
Software
 
Format application/pdf
application/pdf
 
Identifier http://periodicos.ufc.br/rene/article/view/43845
10.15253/2175-6783.20202143845
 
Source Rev Rene; Vol 21 (2020): Rev Rene; e43845
Rev Rene; v. 21 (2020): Rev Rene; e43845
2175-6783
1517-3852
 
Language por
eng
 
Relation http://periodicos.ufc.br/rene/article/view/43845/161808
http://periodicos.ufc.br/rene/article/view/43845/161809
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Rev Rene
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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