Kathleen Frisbee: assessing the impact of mobile health apps

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Dr Kathleen Frisbee, Connected Health Programme Director, explains more about the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) family caregivers programme.

For the programme, the VA created a suite of mobile health apps designed to support family caregivers providing home health care help to veterans. The objective of the research was twofold: first to assess the effectiveness of the apps in reducing caregiver burden and stress levels and second to determine the characteristics that predict caregivers' use of these apps.

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