The following are examples of published app assessment tools which provide a framework to inform decision making about apps.
|Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) developed by the Queensland University of Technology (2015)3||
|RCP Health Informatics Unit checklist (2016)4||
|National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2016)||
|App Chronic Disease Checklist (2016)5||
|American Psychiatric Association (APA) app evaluation model (2020)|
|Boudreaux ED, et al (2014)6||
|Graded review of dermatology apps (2018)7||
|mHealth App Trustworthiness checklist (2019)8||
- Selecting a mobile app: evaluating the usability of medical applications mHiMSS, 2012
- Stoyanov SR, Hides L, Kavanagh DJ, Zelenko O, et al. Mobile app rating scale: a new tool for assessing the quality of health mobile apps(external link) JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Mar 11;3(1):e27.
- Jeremy C Wyatt, Harold Thimbleby, et al. What makes a good clinical app? Introducing the RCP Health Informatics Unit checklist(external link) Clin Med (Lond). 2015
- Anderson K, Burford O, Emmerton L. App chronic disease checklist: Protocol to evaluate mobile apps for chronic disease self-management.(external link) JMIR Res Protoc. 2016
- Boudreaux ED, Waring ME, Hayes RB, Sadasivam RS, et al. Evaluating and selecting mobile health apps: strategies for healthcare providers and healthcare organizations(external link) Transl Behav Med. 2014 Dec;4(4):363-71.
- Masud A, Shafi S, Rao BK. Mobile medical apps for patient education: a graded review of available dermatology apps.(external link) Cutis. 2018 Feb;101(2):141-144.
- van Haasteren A, Gille F, Fadda M, Vayena E. Development of the mHealth app trustworthiness checklist.(external link) Digit Health. 2019
- Singh K, Drouin K, Newmark LP, et al. Developing a framework for evaluating the patient engagement, quality, and safety of mobile health applications(external link) The Commonwealth Fund, February 2016.
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