Introduction: Several mobile health applications (MHAs) have been developed to assist and improve the quality of life of patients affected by premature ejaculation, but the scientific quality and adherence to guidelines are not yet addressed. Materials and methods: On 25 May 2022, we conducted a search in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. We reviewed all mobile apps from Apple App Store and Google Play Store for premature ejaculation and evaluated their usage in screening, prevention, management, and adherence to EAU guidelines. Results: In total 9 MHA were reviewed. All MHAs are geared towards the patient and provide information about diagnoses and treatment of PE. The mean score were 2.87, 3.69, 2.77, 2.55, 2.86 for Engagement, Functionality, Aesthetics, Information, and Subjective quality respectively. MHAs reported low and medium adherence to EAU guidelines. Conclusions: MHAs provide different services in many medical fields, including male sexual dysfunction. Their development is constantly increasing, but the problems of scientific validation, content, and quality are not yet solved. Much future research is necessary to improve the quality of the apps and promote new user designed, and high-quality apps.

Premature ejaculation in the era of mobile health application: A current analysis and evaluation of adherence to EAU guidelines / Napolitano, Luigi; Cirillo, Luigi; Fusco, Giovanni Maria; Abate, Marco; Falcone, Alfonso; Morgera, Vincenzo; Cacace, Gianluigi; De Luca, Luigi; Reccia, Pasquale; Mirone, Claudia; Crocetto, Felice; Celentano, Giuseppe; Morra, Simone; Barone, Biagio; Imbimbo, Ciro; Longo, Nicola; Mirone, Vincenzo; La Rocca, Roberto. - In: ARCHIVIO ITALIANO DI UROLOGIA ANDROLOGIA. - ISSN 2282-4197. - 94:3(2022), pp. 328-333. [10.4081/aiua.2022.3.328]

Premature ejaculation in the era of mobile health application: A current analysis and evaluation of adherence to EAU guidelines

Napolitano, Luigi;Cirillo, Luigi;Fusco, Giovanni Maria;Abate, Marco;Falcone, Alfonso;Morgera, Vincenzo;Cacace, Gianluigi;De Luca, Luigi;Reccia, Pasquale;Crocetto, Felice;Morra, Simone;Barone, Biagio;Imbimbo, Ciro;Longo, Nicola;Mirone, Vincenzo;La Rocca, Roberto
2022

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Introduction: Several mobile health applications (MHAs) have been developed to assist and improve the quality of life of patients affected by premature ejaculation, but the scientific quality and adherence to guidelines are not yet addressed. Materials and methods: On 25 May 2022, we conducted a search in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. We reviewed all mobile apps from Apple App Store and Google Play Store for premature ejaculation and evaluated their usage in screening, prevention, management, and adherence to EAU guidelines. Results: In total 9 MHA were reviewed. All MHAs are geared towards the patient and provide information about diagnoses and treatment of PE. The mean score were 2.87, 3.69, 2.77, 2.55, 2.86 for Engagement, Functionality, Aesthetics, Information, and Subjective quality respectively. MHAs reported low and medium adherence to EAU guidelines. Conclusions: MHAs provide different services in many medical fields, including male sexual dysfunction. Their development is constantly increasing, but the problems of scientific validation, content, and quality are not yet solved. Much future research is necessary to improve the quality of the apps and promote new user designed, and high-quality apps.
2022
Premature ejaculation in the era of mobile health application: A current analysis and evaluation of adherence to EAU guidelines / Napolitano, Luigi; Cirillo, Luigi; Fusco, Giovanni Maria; Abate, Marco; Falcone, Alfonso; Morgera, Vincenzo; Cacace, Gianluigi; De Luca, Luigi; Reccia, Pasquale; Mirone, Claudia; Crocetto, Felice; Celentano, Giuseppe; Morra, Simone; Barone, Biagio; Imbimbo, Ciro; Longo, Nicola; Mirone, Vincenzo; La Rocca, Roberto. - In: ARCHIVIO ITALIANO DI UROLOGIA ANDROLOGIA. - ISSN 2282-4197. - 94:3(2022), pp. 328-333. [10.4081/aiua.2022.3.328]
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