A content analysis of popular smartphone apps for smoking cessation
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Am J Prev Med. 2013
Dec;45(6):732-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.07.008.
Westmaas J, Bontemps-Jones
This study examined the content of popular apps for smoking cessation
for both iPhone and Android operating systems in February 2012. Overall,
popular apps have low levels of adherence. For both the iPhone and Android,
user ratings were positively associated with scores on the Adherence Index. For
the iPhone, display order was also positively associated with scores on the
Adherence Index. Apps could be improved by better integration with the Clinical
Practice Guidelines and other evidence-based practices.