• Lua Pei Lin Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, UniSZA, Malaysia
  • Umar Idris Ibrahim Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, UniSZA, Malaysia


Smartphone, Health record, Pharmacy, Mobile phone apps


Objectives: Smartphones could be used as a novel approach to improve medication adherence and patient's behaviour; due to constant accessibility, and the provision of a repository for health and medication information. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the use of My Electronic Personal Health Record Monitor (My-ePHRM), a newly-developed application (software) for personal health record monitoring as well as the factors that predict its acceptability.

Methods: A cross-sectional study using structured questionnaire was conducted on 363 potential users. Statistical analyses were performed usingSPSS version 20.0. Description statistics and multiple logistic regression analysis were employed.

Results: Majority of the participants were females (69.7%) with the mean age of 22 y (SD±1.7). Of the total number of the participants, 63.9% agreed that My-ePHRM was easy to operate and 50.7% thought that the language used was simple and easy to understand. Most of the participants found the features of My-ePHRM attractive (61.7%) and 52.1% would like to own it in the future. The majority agreed that My-ePHRM could increase health knowledge (57.0%), increase drug knowledge (54.0%) and could improve drug adherence (56.5%). Overall, (52.6%) believed that it was a good programme and (54.3%) would recommend it to others. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that ethnicity, gender and programme of the study participants did not predict My-ePHRM acceptance.

Conclusion: My-ePHRM has been shown to be acceptable, simple and practical by its target users creating a huge potential in patients participation in documenting health-related activities.



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Author Biographies

Lua Pei Lin, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, UniSZA, Malaysia

Faculty of Health Sciences. Professor

Umar Idris Ibrahim, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, UniSZA, Malaysia

Faculty of Health Sciences. Mr


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How to Cite

Lin, L. P., and U. I. Ibrahim. “FEASIBILITY AND ACCEPTABILITY OF MY ELECTRONIC PERSONAL HEALTH RECORD MONITOR (MY-EPHRM)”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 7, no. 12, Dec. 2015, pp. 228-32, https://journals.innovareacademics.in/index.php/ijpps/article/view/9017.



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