Design and Development of a Mobile Application for the Control and Prevention of Viral Gastroenteritis as a Public Health Problem

Authors

  • Milad Zandi
  • Ismaeil Alizadeh
  • Saber Soltani
  • Mohebat Vali
  • Saeedeh Ebrahimi
  • Samaneh Abbasi

Abstract

Objective: This study aims to design and implement a mobile application, "Viral Gastroenteritis", and assess mobile users' satisfaction with this application.

Methodology: This study was conducted in February 2021 in two stages: designing and constructing a viral gastroenteritis disease application based on the Android system and investigating mobile users' satisfaction with this application.

Results: Six hundred individuals responded to the questionnaire in this study; 36.5 % were males, 63.5 % were females, 35% were between 20-30 years old, and 43.83% had a bachelor's degree. The study results showed that more than 95% and 90% of the participants had no trouble installing the app. The images adequately conveyed the meaning of viral gastroenteritis, respectively. 

Conclusion: According to the inquiry outcomes, this didactic software can increase users' awareness when facing viral gastroenteritis.

Keywords: Viral gastroenteritis, Public health, Mobile application, Software, Rotavirus, Norovirus.

Published

2022-06-26

How to Cite

Zandi, M., Alizadeh, I., Soltani, S., Vali, M., Ebrahimi, S., & Abbasi, S. (2022). Design and Development of a Mobile Application for the Control and Prevention of Viral Gastroenteritis as a Public Health Problem. Journal of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, 21(02), 131–135. Retrieved from http://ojs.lumhs.edu.pk/index.php/jlumhs/article/view/791