User Evaluation of a Smartphone Application for Anticoagulation Therapy.
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Anticoagulation therapy with Warfarin is used for specific cardiovascular diseases to control the ability of blood clotting. Traditional ways of self-management therapy are based on paper forms and procedures. This paper presents an evaluation of the smartphone application Warfarin Guide, a computer-assisted decision-support system used to help patients in their management of anticoagulation therapy related to International Normalized Ratio (INR) values. The evaluation consisted of a usability test with 4 participants and a field test with 14 participants who used the application at home during four months. A mixed methods research approach included quantitative and qualitative analysis of the test results. The results showed that participants evaluated the Warfarin Guide as ‘useful’ for self-management of anticoagulation therapy, reporting key issues for further improvement.
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics;
Smaradottir, B., Martinez, S., Borycki, E., Loudon, G., Kushniruk, A., Jortveit, J. and Fensli, R. (2018) 'User Evaluation of a Smartphone Application for Anticoagulation Therapy', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 247, p.466.
Dynodwr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOI)https://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-852-5-466
Article published in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: The Future of Co-Created eHealth. Medical Informatics Europe (MIE 2018) conference, held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in April 2018.
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
- User Centred Design 
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