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Iranian Association of Medical InformaticsFrontiers in Health Informatics2676-710410120210901The Impact of Mobile Health on Breast Cancer Patient’s Life and Treatment: A Systematic Review29529510.30699/fhi.v10i1.295ENSolmazSohrabeiMSc. in Medical Informatics, Department of Health Information Technology and Management, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran,. elnazfatemi143@gmail.comAlirezaAtashi202104202021081720210801Introduction: Breast cancer rates have been increasing worldwide, particularly among young women, suggesting important interactions between genes and health behaviors. At the same time, mobile technology, including smartphones applications (apps), has emerged as a new tool for delivering healthcare and health-related services. In 2019, there were nearly 670 publicly available breast cancer apps designed to provide disease and treatment information, to manage disease, and raise overall awareness.Material and Methods: In order to conduct a review, the Medline, Scopus and PubMed databases were searched with the keywords "mobile health", "mobile health in electronics health", "breast cancer and electronic health"," mobile health and breast cancer"," mobile health and breast cancer qualify life" and their equivalent. Out of the 60 articles found, after the depth of the criteria Inclusion in the study, 16 articles remained, which were reviewed and given using PRISMA 2020 checklist. SPSS software v.22 was used for description analysis.Results: A total of 16 articles met the inclusion criteria and were included in this review. All studies have determined the positive impact of applications on cancer detection and clinical health outcomes. In addition, more than half of mobile applications have multiple functions, such as providing information, planning and education. Furthermore, most studies examining patient satisfaction and quality improvement have shown that users of healthcare applications are significantly more satisfied with life, leading to better quality.Conclusion: The evidence of the studies which are included in this systematic review is currently limited, but it suggests that the mobile apps might be an acceptable information source for women with breast cancer and lead to improved patient well-being.


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