Researchers from The University of Michigan and University of Minnesota Medical School conducted a study titled “Use of Behavior Change Techniques and Quality of Commercially Available Inflammatory Bowel Disease Apps” (2003).
- The study systematically evaluated the content and quality of 51 free, commercially available inflammatory bowel disease management apps.
- Apps were evaluated using Abraham and Michie’s taxonomy of 26 behaviour change techniques.
- The study did not review or account for Ampersand’s clinician offering.
- Researchers employed the MARS (mobile app rating scale), a validated taxonomy for mhealth app evaluation.
- Of 51 apps reviewed, two – My IBD Care and MyGiHealth GI Symptom Tracker, included the highest number of overall and inflammatory bowel disease management behaviour change techniques along with high-quality scores