Developing and Testing an Integrated Mhealth Learning Program for Gynecological Cancer

Project: National Science and Technology CouncilNational Science and Technology Council Academic Grants

Project Details


This is a two-year research project. The goal is to develop and test a an integrated mHealth learning program for gynecological cancer that integrates effective educational strategies and mobile health application to meet the learning needs of Taiwanese Women with Gynecological Cancer (WGC). This project was to develop the L mHealth system and prototype of a smartphone app for WGC through the process of cocreation, with the active input of WGC and experts directly impacting content and design. The first-year research purpose is to: (1) explore the WGCs health informational needs and their use of the ICT for health information seeking behavior by sequential triangulation method, which includes quantitative and qualitative research. For conducting the quantitative longitudinal study, we used face-to-face interviews with structured questionnaires to collect patient data from diagnosis (Time 1) , to first treatment follow-up (Time 2, 6 weeks), 4 months (Time 3)to 7 months after first treatment (Time 4). For conducting qualitative, we use in-depth interviewing, on-line focus groups to explore the essence of the health information needs.The second-year research purpose is to establish the framework of mHealth program which according to the results of needs assessment and health educational strategies of the first year. The mHealth learning system for WGC (L mHealth system) will be then developed according to the course framework use TTM theory and self-efficacy theory as the basis.The process of cocreation is a user-involved process that can create a product that is useful and customized for the WGC target population. This process, as such, is a beneficial process to utilize when addressing the specific needs of WGC.

Project IDs

Project ID:PF10908-0191
External Project ID:MOST109-2629-H182-001
Effective start/end date01/08/2031/07/21


  • gynecological cancer
  • mobile health
  • mHealth application
  • mobile health learning


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