Primagravida System Usability for Pregnancy and Child Growth Monitoring in Rural Areas
Over the past few decades, medicine and healthcare have significantly improved and decentralized, offering high-quality yet accessible care to individuals. Despite mHealth's substantial role in postpartum and maternity care, the adoption rate in rural and remote areas remains limited in Indonesia. mHealth apps for tracking and monitoring during and after pregnancy can potentially improve both the mother and child’s quality of life. Primagravida is a web-based application introduced for maternal and childcare in a municipality at Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. A collaborative approach with two primary health care and the local government facilitates expert teams to reach out to pregnant women and parents at risk for health complications. Field supervision sessions were organized to coach targeted populations and voluntary health workers. At the end of the sessions, a System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire was distributed to capture users’ experiences. Generally, a SUS score over 68 is considered good . Primagravida application was acceptable and easy to learn among the users. However, the SUS questionnaire was intended as a quick and dirty assessment tool for shallow evaluation. The questions are aimed at identifying possible inconsistencies in the system rapidly. The future study must address more detailed identification with rigorous and comprehensive methods. The study's overall finding is that Primagravida was valued as satisfactory by the targeted audience of users. However, the app's usability is expected to improve through an iterative approach continuously. The findings of this study highlight the connection between efficient health apps and how their layout may foster patient engagement in care delivery. Therefore, developing health apps is essential to introduce an interdisciplinary strategy with early target group participation.
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