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mHealth Platform Design for Maternal and Child Health Promotion

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dc.contributor.advisor Masreshaw, Demelash (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Selam, Belachew
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-21T07:38:21Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-21T07:38:21Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/19529
dc.description.abstract Maternal and child health depends on the health decisions the mother takes before, during and after pregnancy. These health decisions can be effective when they are based on information and knowledge. In Ethiopia, health information is available mostly in health facilities and sometimes promoted via radio and TV. Such health promotion can be further supplemented by the use of mHealth solution. The intent of this thesis was to design and develop an Android App and website platforms using Android studio and WordPress respectively to educate women about maternal and child healthcare using the official language (Amharic) so that they can make informed and effective health decision. The content of both platforms is based on the World Health Organization recommendation and Ethiopian Ministry of Health training manual on prenatal, birth and postnatal care intervention. During the development of both platforms, emphasis has been given to the danger signs of the mother and newborn; pregnancy, birth and postpartum complications; and the importance of delivering at a health facility in order to empower women and seek on-time medical care throughout the continuum of care. The mobile App calculates the due date using the Ethiopian calendar and sends notifications about prenatal visits, fetus development, postnatal visits, and immunizations. Reminders were integrated to have a profound influence on the timelines of prenatal, birth and postnatal care. The website provides a platform for pregnant women, mothers and health professionals to interact, ask and get advice on topics related to pregnancy, childbirth, child development, and postpartum life. A pilot study assessing the user satisfaction survey on the mobile app resulted a Net Promoter Score of 100% and Customer Effort Score ranging between 86.1% and 100%. The app works in any Android device with Android version 4 and above while any device with an internet browser can access the website. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Android Studio en_US
dc.subject Consumer Health Informatics en_US
dc.subject Maternal and Child Health en_US
dc.subject mHealth en_US
dc.subject WordPress en_US
dc.title mHealth Platform Design for Maternal and Child Health Promotion en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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