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Title Acceptability Testing of a Mobile Application to Improve Immunization Status Monitoring and Compliance in Selected Barangay Health Centers in Iligan City
Posted by Geraldine Ridad
Authors Geraldine Ridad, Gabriel Joseph Esporsado, Abdulrauf Garangan, Art Brian Escabarte, Omar Khayyam Usman
Publication date 2017/10
Journal International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD)
Volume 4
Issue 5
Pages 16-19
Publisher International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD)
Abstract With the availability of vaccines given freely by the government for immunization, it is still a question as to why the goal of 100% fully immunized child (FIC) status has yet to be reached. Hence, an android application was created, designed and developed to help increase the immunization rate specifically in Iligan City which only has 81.01% or 7,509 out of 9269 total eligible population. This mobile application was tested for its acceptability among nurses, midwives, and/or Barangay Health workers in ten different Barangay Health Centers in Iligan City. This was done in three phases; the orientation phase, implementation phase, and evaluation phase. Results showed that the application was strongly beneficial (Median=4) to them with an extreme ease of use (Median=6.75). They were also very satisfied (Median=1) with its performance. The findings of this study have proved to be promising in improving monitoring of immunization status and compliance. The android application is of great contribution and has guaranteed a time-saving, cost-effective way in productivity and delivery of safe, quality care.
Index terms / Keywords Immunization; Android Application; Fully Immunized Child.