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|Title:||The Percieved Benefits of a Mobile Health Service in the Developing Country: Bangladesh|
|Other Titles:||The Percieved Benefits of a Mobile Health Service|
|Authors:||Ahmed, Syeda Sameen|
Archer, Norman P.
|Keywords:||Mobile Health;Developing country|
|Abstract:||Background. The use of mobile technology has become more prevalent within the delivery of healthcare (m-health) within the developing world. Its use is considered convenient and innovative, but little is known about its effectiveness. Although promising, there is a lack of literature pertaining to its overall effectiveness. Purpose. This study takes the perspectives of threes groups of key stakeholders to describe the m-health service and the perceived benefits of using the mobile health technology implemented by BRAC in the urban slums of Korail, within the capital city: Dhaka, Bangladesh. Methods. The study uses an exploratory descriptive case study design. The methodology includes demographic questionnaires, and semi-structured interviews. The sample included three groups: the BRAC developers, the community health workers (CHWs) and the villagers. Conclusion. This study described the perspectives of those involved with the service, defining the m-health service as well as highlighting four major themes: strengths and benefits, knowledge and awareness, challenges and barriers and areas of improvement. The emerging themes found in the study provide paradigms of what to expect when implementing pilot m-health innovation and suggests direction for growth and sustainability.|
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