Published on in Vol 24, No 4 (2022): April

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/35120, first published .
Challenges in Participant Engagement and Retention Using Mobile Health Apps: Literature Review

Challenges in Participant Engagement and Retention Using Mobile Health Apps: Literature Review

Challenges in Participant Engagement and Retention Using Mobile Health Apps: Literature Review

Journals

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  2. Alhur M, Alshamari S, Oláh J, Aldreabi H. Unsupervised Machine Learning to Identify Positive and Negative Themes in Jordanian mHealth Apps. International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications 2022;14(1):1 View
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  5. Doumen M, De Cock D, Van Lierde C, Betrains A, Pazmino S, Bertrand D, Westhovens R, Verschueren P. Engagement and attrition with eHealth tools for remote monitoring in chronic arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. RMD Open 2022;8(2):e002625 View
  6. Schwarz A, Winkens L, de Vet E, Ossendrijver D, Bouwsema K, Simons M. Design Features Associated With Engagement in Mobile Health Physical Activity Interventions Among Youth: Systematic Review of Qualitative and Quantitative Studies. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2023;11:e40898 View
  7. Burke L, Sereika S, Bizhanova Z, Parmanto B, Kariuki J, Cheng J, Beatrice B, Cedillo M, Pulantara I, Wang Y, Loar I, Conroy M. The Effect of Tailored, Daily, Smartphone Feedback to Lifestyle Self-Monitoring on Weight Loss at 12 Months: the SMARTER Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2022;24(7):e38243 View
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  35. Leong U, Chakraborty B. Participant Engagement in Microrandomized Trials of mHealth Interventions: Scoping Review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2023;11:e44685 View
  36. Sammut M, Mercieca S. Patients’ perspective on the use of mobile applications for the provision of supportive care in radiotherapy. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice 2023;22 View
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  42. Berry M, Taylor L, Huang Z, Chwyl C, Kerrigan S, Forman E. Automated Messaging Delivered Alongside Behavioral Treatment for Weight Loss: Qualitative Study. JMIR Formative Research 2023;7:e50872 View
  43. Jibb L, Sivaratnam S, Hashemi E, Chu C, Nathan P, Chartrand J, Alberts N, Masama T, Pease H, Torres L, Cortes H, Zworth M, Kuczynski S, Fortier M, Ayatollahi H. Parent and clinician perceptions and recommendations on a pediatric cancer pain management app: A qualitative co-design study. PLOS Digital Health 2023;2(11):e0000169 View
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Books/Policy Documents

  1. González Bermúdez A, Bernardos A. Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. View
  2. Miller E, Hanlon R, Lehrer P, Mitchell K, Hancock M. Augmented Cognition. View
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  4. Gouri M, Gummalla S, Muntha R, Nagarajan M, Jothikumar R, Kumar K, Susi S. Handbook of Research on Advanced Functional Materials for Orthopedic Applications. View
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