How Patient-Facing Mobile Apps to Support Physiotherapy Care: Systematic Review

The app market is rapidly expanding, with over 300,000 health apps available and more than 200 new health apps being introduced to major app stores every day. Despite growing evidence of the effectiveness of mobile apps in physiotherapy, there is a lack of high-quality research assessing the quality and behaviour change aspects of physiotherapy-specific mobile apps using validated and rigorous scientific methods. This study found differing quality with these apps, with most containing only a limited number of behaviour change techniques (BCTs).

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