Journal article

Patient experiences of using skin self-monitoring apps with people at higher risk of melanoma: a qualitative study (Preprint)

Emily Habgood, Christopher McCormack, Fiona M Walter, Jon D Emery

JMIR Publications Inc.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Melanoma is the 4th most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Up to 75% of melanomas are first detected by patients or their family/friends. Many mobile apps for melanoma exist, including apps to encourage skin self-monitoring (SSM) to improve the likelihood of early detection. Previous research in this area has focused on their development, diagnostic accuracy, or validation. Little is known about patients’ views and experiences of using these apps. OBJECTIVE This study aims to understand patients’ views and experiences of using commercially available melanoma ..

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