A Mobile Health App for Premarital Related Word Advice (AmeeSehat): Usability and Usefulness Evaluation Study

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title A Mobile Health App for Premarital Related Word Advice (AmeeSehat): Usability and Usefulness Evaluation Study
 
Creator Wiyanti , Zulvi
Oenzil, Fadil
Masrul, Masrul
Djafri, Defriman
 
Subject Counseling
Premarital
Mobile application
Usability
Usefulness
 
Description Background:Premarital counseling demonstrates promising approach for enhancing interaction between couples and to prevent deterioration in the well-being of relationships. Mobile health (mHealth) apps may provide an appropriate solution to this issue, as many potential brides and grooms are frequent users of internet or web-based health info.
Aim:This research aimed to measure the usability and usefulness of the AmeeSehat App as interpreted by potential end users.
Method: This study employed a mixed method carried out in one of the public-health centers in East Jakarta, Indonesia with the future bride and groom. Think Aloud (TA) sessions with participants (n=10 final users and 3 experts) and quantitative assessment with 60 participants were held.A think aloud meetings have been captured, transcripts, and analyzed. The usability issues were evaluated using Nielsen severity scale and the Device Usability Scale (SUS). The usefulness of the AmeeSehat App was assessed using a tool to evaluate an improvement in healthy family knowledge, attitude, and intention, and readiness to marry.
Results: The SUS score obtained (mean=78.4, SD=6.83), and none of the participants experienced (severe) problems with usability. Only 1 usability problems have been reported with a severity of 3 (major), namely terminology issues. The change after using AmeeSehat was statistically significant different as McNemar test revealed p <0.05.
Conclusion:This researcher revealed that, in terms of its usability and usefulness, the AmeeSehat app is feasible to future brides and grooms. Participants considered AmeeSehat beneficial because they had the opportunity to learn more about a stable home life in preparation for marriage. Further assessment should be carried out in the form of a randomized controlled trial to test AmeeSehat's effectiveness in enhancing awareness, attitude, intention and readiness.
 
Publisher Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
 
Date 2021-06-26
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/5914
10.3889/oamjms.2021.5914
 
Source Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences; Vol. 9 No. E (2021): E - Public Health; 474-480
1857-9655
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/5914/5772
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Zulvi Wiyanti , Fadil Oenzil, Masrul Masrul, Defriman Djafri (Author)
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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