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2021, 7(4): 425-434 Back to browse issues page
Design and Development of a Mobile-Based Application for Identification, Prevention, and Control of Head Lice and Survey of User Satisfaction
Ismaeil Alizadeh , Mohammad Amin Gorouhi, Abbas Aghaei Afshar , Iman Mirr
Ph.D. in Medical Entomology and Vector Control, Associate Professor, Leishmaniosis Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
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Introduction: Using mobile phones is one of the ways to increase people's knowledge and awareness. The objective of this study was to design and develop a mobile-based application for “identification, prevention, and control of head lice” and also to assess the satisfaction of mobile users with this educational application.
Method: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in two stages including design and development of an educational application for head lice and assessment of the level of satisfaction among 140 users using electronic questionnaires. Finally, the data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 24) using descriptive statistics indices.
Results: The descriptive findings of this study showed that 61.4% of users participating in the study were women, 45.8% of them were in the age group of 20 to 30 years, and 42.1% had high school diploma. Moreover, more than 95% of users stated that the scientific content in the application was easy to understand and the data were up-to-date. Overall, the results revealed that 81% of users in this study preferred to use this educational application over reading texts when exposed to head lice infestation and the effect of using the educational information of this mobile-based application was reported to be at high level (61%).
Conclusion: The target population including families involved with head lice, school teachers, health center experts, and medical students are recommended to use this educational application.
Keywords: Head Lice, Identification, Prevention, Control, Application, Mobile
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Mobile health
Received: 2020/04/25 | Accepted: 2020/06/21
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Alizadeh I, Gorouhi M A, Aghaei Afshar A, Mirr I. Design and Development of a Mobile-Based Application for Identification, Prevention, and Control of Head Lice and Survey of User Satisfaction. Journal of Health and Biomedical Informatics. 2021; 7 (4) :425-434
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