A Systematic Review of Usability Challenges and Testing in Mobile Health

Tareq Ali Al-Saadi, Tamer Mohammed Aljarrah, Anahed Mudheher Alhashemi, Azham Hussain

Abstract


Nowadays, the combining of advanced mobile communications and mobile account now in portable devices named "smart phones" has becomes more great uses. Among of these include health care professionals. Few studies in the challenge, blurred reality challenge facing the patient and developer alike in the usability of mobile health. Therefore, this paper aims to analyze the usability challenges in mobile health and usability testing. The systematic review was using for collecting the prior studies that relation with our study. This study concentrates on the three digital libraries Google scholar, ACM and IEEE, as well as, the researcher selected the studies between 2007 and 2015. The results from this systematic were selected 11 studies of 106 based on the inclusions criteria. In more details, the usability challenges found that 27% offered User Interface, 22% tasks and screen size, 16% insert media and 13% network. On the other hand, usability use found that, 46% of the selected studies the usability use of formal type of 45% informal and 9% mixed formal and informal. Sum up, the use of smart phones is getting more on health care and day out. Medical applications make smart phones useful tools in the practice of evidence-based medicine at the point of care, in addition to its use in mobile clinical communications. This study will making a contribution to the researchers to extract over the impact of the challenges on usability testing and the types of usability in mobile health.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijafr.v5i2.8004

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