Journal article

Smartphone applications for melanoma detection by community, patient and generalist clinician users: a review

AP Kassianos, JD Emery, P Murchie, FM Walter

British Journal of Dermatology | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015


Smartphone health applications ('apps') are widely available but experts remain cautious about their utility and safety. We reviewed currently available apps for the detection of melanoma (July 2014), aimed at general community, patient and generalist clinician users. A proforma was used to extract and assess each app that met the inclusion criteria, and we undertook content analysis to evaluate their content and the evidence applied in their development. Thirty-nine apps were identified with the majority available only for Apple users. Over half (n = 22) provided information or education about melanoma, ultraviolet radiation exposure prevention advice, and skin self-examination strategies, ..

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