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author = {Neves, AL and Jacome, C and Taveira-Gomes, T and Pereira, AM and Almeida, R and Amaral, R and Alves-Correia, M and Mendes, S and Chaves-Loureiro, C and Valerio, M and Lopes, C and Carvalho, J and Mendes, A and Ribeiro, C and Prates, S and Ferreira, JA and Teixeira, MF and Branco, J and Santalha, M and Vasconcelos, MJ and Lozoya, C and Santos, N and Cardia, F and Moreira, AS and Taborda-Barata, L and Pinto, CS and Ferreira, R and Silva, PM and Ferreira, TM and Camara, R and Lobo, R and Bordalo, D and Guimaraes, C and Santo, ME and de, Oliveira JF and Calix, Augusto MJ and Gomes, R and Vieira, I and da, Silva S and Marques, M and Cardoso, J and Morete, A and Aroso, M and Cruz, AM and Nunes, C and Camara, R and Rodrigues, N and Abreu, C and Albuquerque, AL and Vieira, C and Santos, C and Pascoa, R and Chaves-Loureiro, C and Alves, A and Neves, A and Marques, JV and Reis, B and Ferreira-Magalhaes, M and Fonseca, JA},
doi = {10.2196/25472},
journal = {Journal of Medical Internet Research},
pages = {1--14},
title = {Determinants of the use of health and fitness mobile apps by patients with asthma: secondary analysis of observational studies},
url = {},
volume = {23},
year = {2021}

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AB - Background:Health and fitness apps have potential benefits to improve self-management and disease control among patients with asthma. However, inconsistent use rates have been reported across studies, regions, and health systems. A better understanding of the characteristics of users and nonusers is critical to design solutions that are effectively integrated in patients’ daily lives, and to ensure that these equitably reach out to different groups of patients, thus improving rather than entrenching health inequities.Objective:This study aimed to evaluate the use of general health and fitness apps by patients with asthma and to identify determinants of usage.Methods:A secondary analysis of the INSPIRERS observational studies was conducted using data from face-to-face visits. Patients with a diagnosis of asthma were included between November 2017 and August 2020. Individual-level data were collected, including age, gender, marital status, educational level, health status, presence of anxiety and depression, postcode, socioeconomic level, digital literacy, use of health services, and use of health and fitness apps. Multivariate logistic regression was used to model the probability of being a health and fitness app user. Statistical analysis was performed in R.Results:A total of 526 patients attended a face-to-face visit in the 49 recruiting centers and 514 had complete data. Most participants were ≤40 years old (66.4%), had at least 10 years of education (57.4%), and were in the 3 higher quintiles of the socioeconomic deprivation index (70.1%). The majority reported an overall good health status (visual analogue scale [VAS] score>70 in 93.1%) and the prevalence of anxiety and depression was 34.3% and 11.9%, respectively. The proportion of participants who reported using health and fitness mobile apps was 41.1% (n=211). Multivariate models revealed that single individuals and those with more than 10 years of education are more likely to use health and fitne
AU - Neves,AL
AU - Jacome,C
AU - Taveira-Gomes,T
AU - Pereira,AM
AU - Almeida,R
AU - Amaral,R
AU - Alves-Correia,M
AU - Mendes,S
AU - Chaves-Loureiro,C
AU - Valerio,M
AU - Lopes,C
AU - Carvalho,J
AU - Mendes,A
AU - Ribeiro,C
AU - Prates,S
AU - Ferreira,JA
AU - Teixeira,MF
AU - Branco,J
AU - Santalha,M
AU - Vasconcelos,MJ
AU - Lozoya,C
AU - Santos,N
AU - Cardia,F
AU - Moreira,AS
AU - Taborda-Barata,L
AU - Pinto,CS
AU - Ferreira,R
AU - Silva,PM
AU - Ferreira,TM
AU - Camara,R
AU - Lobo,R
AU - Bordalo,D
AU - Guimaraes,C
AU - Santo,ME
AU - de,Oliveira JF
AU - Calix,Augusto MJ
AU - Gomes,R
AU - Vieira,I
AU - da,Silva S
AU - Marques,M
AU - Cardoso,J
AU - Morete,A
AU - Aroso,M
AU - Cruz,AM
AU - Nunes,C
AU - Camara,R
AU - Rodrigues,N
AU - Abreu,C
AU - Albuquerque,AL
AU - Vieira,C
AU - Santos,C
AU - Pascoa,R
AU - Chaves-Loureiro,C
AU - Alves,A
AU - Neves,A
AU - Marques,JV
AU - Reis,B
AU - Ferreira-Magalhaes,M
AU - Fonseca,JA
DO - 10.2196/25472
EP - 14
PY - 2021///
SN - 1438-8871
SP - 1
TI - Determinants of the use of health and fitness mobile apps by patients with asthma: secondary analysis of observational studies
T2 - Journal of Medical Internet Research
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VL - 23
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