E-health applications in mobile phones (m-health): Greek university students’ views on m-health applications
Zoubouli Sophia, Dr. Brinia Vasiliki
This article analyzes the functions and the benefits of e-health applications in mobile phones. More specifically, the present study investigates and measures the impact of e-health applications on University students’ everyday lives. Data collection was conducted through printed and electronically provided questionnaires. The duration of the process of data collection was two weeks and the sample included 240 students. The issue under examination is innovative, as the concept of the so-called “mobile health” is relatively new in Greece, where the survey took place. It is also innovative as it reflects the views of students studying both in the health science school of the University of Patras in Greece and in other faculties of the same University. After collecting and analyzing this data we come to the overall conclusion that students are aware of electronic applications related to health, they consider as useful and use some of them and they are satisfied with some of them. However, we also retrieve important suggestions for the improvement of these applications, that are of great value for health-care providers and professionals.