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Mobile health technologies for the monitoring of menstrual cycle: A systematic review of online stores in Brazil

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Dantas, Lucas Ogura [1] ; Carvalho, Cristiano [1] ; Pena, Caroline [2] ; Breda, Carolina Carreira [1] ; Driusso, Patricia [1] ; Ferreira, Cristine Homsi Jorge [2] ; Bo, Kari [3, 4]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Phys Therapy Dept, Rodovia Washington Luiz, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Hlth Sci, Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
[3] Norwegian Sch Sport Sci, Dept Sports Med, Oslo - Norway
[4] Akershus Univ Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Lorenskog - Norway
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Review article
Web of Science Citations: 0

Aim To perform a systematic review of available mHealth apps for menstrual cycle monitoring in Brazil. Methods A search for menstrual cycle mHealth apps from the Google Play Store and AppStore in Brazil was performed by two independent reviewers on October 2020, and the quality of eligible mHealth apps was assessed using the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS). Results Our review identified 2400 potentially relevant mHealth apps, of which 56 were eligible for inclusion. The majority of the apps offered tools to track menstruation symptoms (63%) and educational content for users (32%). The mean ( +/- SD) MARS app quality score for the 28 evaluated apps in Android was 3.5 +/- 0.6 on a 0-5 scale. For the 28 evaluated apps in iOS, the mean app quality score was 3.8 +/- 0.4. Most of the included apps, for both systems, scored average for credibility, user interface, and engagement. Conclusion The majority of available tools in Brazil are of moderate quality and limited functionality for menstrual cycle monitoring. This study highlights the top three mHealth apps available on each online store for individuals seeking menstrual cycle monitoring options. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/20057-8 - Hip muscles function in trunk and lower limb kinematics during single-leg squat and functional performance in individuals with Isolated Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis
Grantee:Cristiano Carvalho
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 15/21422-6 - The effect of cryotherapy in pain control, function and quality of life in individuals with knew osteoarthritis: randomized clinical trial
Grantee:Lucas Ogura Dantas
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 20/13066-3 - Mobile health technologies for the management of menstrual cycle: a systematic review of online stores in Brazil
Grantee:Carolina Carreira Breda
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation