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Characteristics of mHealth app use in an international sample of people with multiple sclerosis

      Highlights

      • Few people with multiple sclerosis reported using mHealth apps in this study.
      • People within Australasia and North America reported higher usage.
      • The most commonly reported type of app was for social networking.

      Summary

      The management of multiple sclerosis (MS) has progressed significantly with the emergence of mHealth technologies. Uptake of mHealth apps amongst people with MS, and clinical and demographic characteristics of mHealth adopters is unknown outside North America. Participants of the HOLISM study were queried about their mHealth apps use. We summarize mHealth app usage, and clinical and demographic characteristics of mHealth app adopters using descriptive statistics. Overall, 3.1% of respondents reported using an mHealth app, most of whom were located in Australasia and North America. This study provides insight regarding mHealth app usage within a large international cohort of people with MS.
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