Dr. Leslee D'Amato Kubiet


The purpose of this review of literature is to understand the role of mobile device applications (apps) in health-related conditions and to analyze their effects on health outcomes related to the management of chronic illnesses. The author also explores implications for the future use of apps in patient-centered care and interpretation of the data by health care providers. Peer-reviewed, English-language research articles published from 2008 to present are included for synthesis. Study results reveal positive outcomes when health-related mobile apps were used in practice and support clinicians' use of mobile apps as a tool for monitoring symptoms and communicating with individuals. The literature indicates nurses play a significant role in providing feedback, which reinforces self-care strategies and adherence with the potential for improving outcomes. Additional research is needed to evaluate the long-term effects of apps on patient outcomes, nurses' perspectives, and feasibility of implementation into practice.

About the Author

Naomi Ringer graduated from UCF in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honors in the Major. Naomi previously graduated from UCF in 2006 with a degree in journalism and spent several years working with media-related websites. She is currently working as a registered nurse. Naomi hopes to combine her interest in technology with the nursing field.



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