IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 10235: Twelve Smartphone Applications for Health Management of Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph181910235
Seong Kyu Ha
Hey Sig Lee
Hae Yean Park
This study investigated smartphone applications that may be helpful in managing the health of the elderly during COVID-19. The application searched the seven areas of health management, newly classified in OTPF 4th edition with keywords in the Google Play Store. As a result, two applications meeting the selection criteria were selected for each area. The selected applications are social and emotional health promotion and maintenance: Wysa &amp; MindDoc, symptom and condition management: Ada &amp; Diseases Dictionary, communication with the health care system: Telehealth &amp; Blood Pressure Diary, medication management: Medisafe &amp; MyTherapy, physical activity: FitOn &amp; Samsung Health, nutrition management: Lifesum &amp; Health and Nutrition Guide. Through the analyzed applications, twelve applications with the potential to improve the health management and quality of life in older adults during social distancing or self-isolation due to COVID-19 were identified.
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