Asthma is a serious global health problem affecting all age groups. Asthma management apps have been designed to increase self-management. However, most of these apps have not involved relevant stakeholders in the design and development phases, thus have not considered some important aspects such as human values and ethical aspects. This paper aims to understand healthcare providers as important stakeholders, their perspectives, values, and requirements for a personalized mHealth asthma management app’s content and design features. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven healthcare providers in Saudi Arabia. NVivo 12 software was used to code the interview data into themes and sub-themes for qualitative analysis. Three themes have been revealed from this study: Health Education Content, Asthma Safety, and Asthma App Design and its Features. This qualitative study contributes by identifying valuable perspectives and ideas for content creation and design features of a personalized mHealth asthma management app.
Almutairi, Nawaf; Win, Khin Than; Vlahu-Gjorgievska, Elena; and Alangari, Abdullah A., "Understanding Healthcare Providers’ Value Perceptions of Content Creation and Design of a Personalized Asthma Management App: A case study in Saudi Arabia" (2022). PACIS 2022 Proceedings. 221.
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