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Standardized evaluation of the quality and persuasiveness of mobile health applications for diabetes management
Published in Nature on 7 March 2022
Mobile health applications (MHA) have been found to be a promising technological approach to support self-management.
A German study has revealed results from an evaluation of diabetes self-management mobile health applications.
The Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS), rated on a 5-point scale, was used for analysis.
120 mobile health apps from the European Google Play Store and the Apple App store were included.
Results identified myDiabetes as highest of all 120 evaluated mobile health apps, according to:
- Concordance with recommended self-management tasks
- Implementation of persuasive system design principles
myDiabetes overall MARS Score = 4.62
Permission to use received from Dr L. B. Sander
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