UMAR, IDRIS IBRAHIM and Lua, Pei Lin (2015) FEASIBILITY AND ACCEPTABILITY OF MY ELECTRONIC PERSONAL HEALTH RECORD MONITOR (MY-EPHRM). International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7 (12). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0975-1491

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Objectives: Smartphones could be used as a novel approach to improve medication adherence and patient’s behaviour; due to constant accessibility, and the provision of a repository for health and medication information. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the use of My Electronic Personal Health Record Monitor (My-ePHRM), a newly-developed application (software) for personal health record monitoring as well as the factors that predict its acceptability. Methods: A cross-sectional study using structured questionnaire was conducted on 363 potential users. Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS version 20.0. Description statistics and multiple logistic regression analysis were employed. Results: Majority of the participants were females (69.7%) with the mean age of 22 y (SD±1.7). Of the total number of the participants, 63.9% agreed that My-ePHRM was easy to operate and 50.7% thought that the language used was simple and easy to understand. Most of the participants found the features of My-ePHRM attractive (61.7%) and 52.1% would like to own it in the future. The majority agreed that My-ePHRM could increase health knowledge (57.0%), increase drug knowledge (54.0%) and could improve drug adherence (56.5%). Overall, (52.6%) believed that it was a good programme and (54.3%) would recommend it to others. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that ethnicity, gender and programme of the study participants did not predict My-ePHRM acceptance. Conclusion: My-ePHRM has been shown to be acceptable, simple and practical by its target users creating a huge potential in patients participation in documenting health-related activities.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Smartphone, Health record, Pharmacy, Mobile phone apps
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty Of Health Sciences
Depositing User: PROF PEI LIN LUA
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 07:20
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2016 03:40
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/4198

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