Despite the proliferation and wide use of mHealth applications to support a range of physical and mental health outcomes, there is limited evidence to support the use of many of these tools. Such evidence on the utilization of behavior change techniques, usability, user engagement, and efficacy are key to development of effective applications and essential to facilitate their clinical adoption and wide spread dissemination. This presentation will briefly explore methods to describe the content and usability of mHealth applications, frameworks to conceptualize and measure user engagement, and innovative approaches to testing the efficacy of mHealth applications.
Explore current gaps in the evidence for use of mHealth applications
Describe methods to test content, usability, user engagement, and efficacy of mHealth applications.
Identify opportunities for incorporation of user-centered design and iterative development and testing of future mHealth applications.