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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;247:466-470.

User Evaluation of a Smartphone Application for Anticoagulation Therapy.

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1
Centre for eHealth, University of Agder, Norway.
2
School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Canada.
3
Cardiff School of Art and Design, United Kingdom.
4
Department of Cardiology, Sørlandet Hospital Arendal, Norway.

Abstract

Anticoagulation therapy with Warfarin is used for specific cardiovascular diseases to control the ability of blood clotting. Traditional ways of self-management therapy are based on paper forms and procedures. This paper presents an evaluation of the smartphone application Warfarin Guide, a computer-assisted decision-support system used to help patients in their management of anticoagulation therapy related to International Normalized Ratio (INR) values. The evaluation consisted of a usability test with 4 participants and a field test with 14 participants who used the application at home during four months. A mixed methods research approach included quantitative and qualitative analysis of the test results. The results showed that participants evaluated the Warfarin Guide as 'useful' for self-management of anticoagulation therapy, reporting key issues for further improvement.

KEYWORDS:

Computer-Assisted Therapy; International Normalized Ratio; Medical Informatics; Usability Evaluation

PMID:
29678004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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