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Glob Health Action. 2017 Jun;10(sup3):1332259. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1332259.

Are mobile health applications useful for supporting shared decision making in diagnostic and treatment decisions?

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1
a Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation, Population Health and Practice-Changing Research group , CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Research Centre, Saint-François-d'Assise Hospital , Quebec City , QC , Canada.
2
b Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine , Université Laval , Quebec City , QC , Canada.

Abstract

Mobile health (mHealth) applications intended to support shared decision making in diagnostic and treatment decisions are increasingly available. In this paper, we discuss some recent studies on mHealth applications with relevance to shared decision making. We discuss the potential advantages and disadvantages of using mHealth in shared decision making in various contexts, and suggest some directions for future research in this quickly expanding field.

KEYWORDS:

decision making; health information; mHealth; mHealth for Improved Access and Equity in Health Care; mobile applications; patient engagement

PMID:
28838306
PMCID:
PMC5645724
DOI:
10.1080/16549716.2017.1332259
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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