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There's an app for that - but how do we know if it's a good one?

Power, A. and Gordon, A. (2015) There's an app for that - but how do we know if it's a good one? British Journal of Midwifery. 23(6), pp. 442-444. 0969-4900.

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Abstract: Mobile phone applications or ‘apps’ are increasingly becoming an integral part of our daily lives, with the number of mobile app users in the UK predicted to exceed 43 million by 2016 (The Statistics Portal, 2015). The App and Play stores are saturated with thousands of apps that claim to cater for all elements of our lives: healthy living, education, entertainment and more. Undoubtedly apps can be a convenient way of accessing information; however, in relation to pregnancy and childbirth, how do women know whether the app they are downloading is providing high-quality, evidence-based information? This short article outlines the history of apps, discusses potential quality and credibility issues and provides suggestions for how to navigate the apps minefield to ensure the apps you download or recommend to others are credible and trusted.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1044.84 Mobile communication systems in education
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics > RG950 Midwifery
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA440 Study and teaching. Research. Health education
Creators: Power, Alison and Gordon, Adel
Publisher: MA Healthcare Ltd.
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society > Midwifery
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > University Departments > Library and Learning Services
Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Midwifery
Date: 4 June 2015
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 442-444
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Midwifery
Volume: 23
Number: 6
Language: English
ISSN: 0969-4900
Status: Published / Disseminated

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