Engineering sustainable mHealth: the role of Action Research

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dc.contributor.authorGerhardt, Ulf
dc.contributor.authorBreitschwerdt, Ruediger
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Oliver
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:10:59Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:10:59Z-
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn09515666
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/9486-
dc.description.abstractThe present paper aims to review the value of Action Research (AR) in the evolution of sustainable mHealth. On the one hand, mHealth is a medically and economically massively expanding domain. On the other hand, the mHealth development suffers from a serious lack of sustainability, which has become particularly evident through the concept of pilotitis. The proposed methodological remedy shows a high congruence to the principle of AR. A quantitative and qualitative literature research is performed. Each result from the qualitative literature research is analyzed with regard to aim, main focuses of AR methodology, study results and AR contribution to mHealth development. The principles of AR with regard to mHealth development are described, showing a strong connection between corresponding methodology and effects in health care. We analyze the quantitative contribution of AR to health care in general and show the typical phases of AR healthcare implementation. Furthermore, a quantitative literature research reveals that AR contributes to 6 % of mHealth publications. Our qualitative literature research discovers 27 studies dealing with AR contributions (54 % direct, 46 % methodological) to mHealth. Main subjects of the direct contributions are Health Information Systems (38 %), Surgery (23 %), Conservative/internal medicine (15 %), Self-help (15 %) and Medical Education (8 %). In summary, our review shows that AR contributes qualitatively and quantitatively to the mHealth development and that AR has a special potential to generate sustainable mHealth solutions.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSPRINGER
dc.relation.ispartofAI & SOCIETY
dc.subjectAction Research
dc.subjectCARE
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY
dc.subjectComputer Science
dc.subjectComputer Science, Artificial Intelligence
dc.subjectHealth Information Systems
dc.subjectHEALTH INFORMATION-SYSTEMS
dc.subjectIS design mHealth
dc.subjectMANAGEMENT
dc.subjectMODEL
dc.subjectPARTICIPATION
dc.subjectPilotitis
dc.subjectSCALE
dc.subjectSUPPORT
dc.subjectSustainability
dc.subjectUSABILITY MEASUREMENT
dc.titleEngineering sustainable mHealth: the role of Action Research
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00146-015-0640-5
dc.identifier.isiISI:000411066900003
dc.description.volume32
dc.description.issue3
dc.description.startpage339
dc.description.endpage357
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-3994-4503
dc.identifier.eissn14355655
dc.publisher.placeONE NEW YORK PLAZA, SUITE 4600, NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationAI Soc.
crisitem.author.deptFB 09 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb09-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidThOl011-
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