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General Purpose: To provide information on the usability of the Health Storylines app in a sample of adult oncology patients receiving radiation therapy.

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Learning Objectives/Outcomes: After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to:


1. Examine the Health Storylines app, the format of this study, and results regarding preferences in the use of Health Storylines and other health tracking apps.


2. Evaluate results from this study regarding the usability of the Health Storylines app.



1. Which of the following represents a library of motivational and inspirational quotes on the Health Storylines app?


a. healthy doses


b. daily mood diary


c. tool library


2. The treatment management and support section of the pre-app survey asked participants


a. with whom they wanted to share data.


b. the type of apps they typically used.


c. where they sought treatment information.


3. For research purposes in this study, digital analytics recorded the


a. frequency of data entries.


b. time of day data were entered.


c. content of data entries.


4. Out of a possible score of 7, study participants rated the overall usability of the Health Storylines app at a mean score of


a. 3.44.


b. 4.69.


c. 5.64.


5. There was a strong negative correlation between usability scores and


a. residence.


b. educational levels.


c. gender.


6. Which mini-app tool did the study participants rate most favorably?


a. my storylines


b. vital sign tracking


c. medication


7. Which mini-app user tool did the participants report that they used the most?


a. weight tracking


b. symptom tracking


c. appointments


8. The least used mini-app tool was


a. appointments.


b. my storylines.


c. circle of support.


9. Which of the following mini-app tools did the participants score with the lowest usability rating?


a. to do list


b. mood tracking


c. journaling


10. Themes identified as reasons participants used particular mini-app tools more than others included


a. the ability to edit tracked data.


b. the tools being most relative to their needs.


c. the ability to print data that they had recorded.


11. What was one of the reasons given fornotusing some of the mini-app tools?


a. too many features


b. no reminders available


c. preferred a paper format


12. Recommendations to improve participants' experiences included the ability to


a. customize the apps to suit one's needs.


b. use the app without using their data plan.


c. borrow a tablet for the duration of treatment.


13. What percentage of participants agreed that the app was easy to use?


a. 81%


b. 89%


c. 94%


14. The majority of participants used the app


a. 20 times or less.


b. between 20 and 40 times.


c. more than 40 times.


15. Of the 711 times participants entered their data into one of the mini-app tools, which of the following was the most used tool?


a. healthy doses


b. moods


c. medication tracker


16. One of the mini-app tools that the participants entered data into theleastoften was


a. journaling.


b. vital signs.


c. weight.


17. Which statement is true regarding the frequency of use of the Health Storylines app?


a. Participants with lung/breast cancer used the app the most often.


b. There was no significant difference in the frequency of use between the 2 weeks.


c. There was more frequent use of the app by participants 4 to 6 weeks into treatment.


18. In 2015, Scheibe et al reported that a primary factor associated with the use and acceptance of a diabetes tracking health app was


a. perceived ease of use.


b. improved clinical outcomes.


c. a recommendation from the physician.