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Table 3 The frequency of use of mobile phone functionalities by the asthma patients (Nā€‰=ā€‰146)

From: The use of mobile phone functionalities by patients with asthma and their desire to use for self-care purposes

Items Everyday (%) Several times per week (%) Occasionallya (%) Never (%)
Receiving asthma-related information through mobile phone calls (to friends, relatives, doctors and nurses) 3 (2) 7 (4.8) 62 (42.5) 74 (50.7)
Receiving asthma-related information through SMS (to friends, relatives, doctors and nurses) 1 (0.7) 7 (4.8) 53 (36.3) 85 (58.2)
Using mobile Internet to search for asthma-related information 1 (0.7) 22 (15.1) 59 (40.4) 64 (43.8)
Using social media (such as Telegram channels) to access asthma-related information 4 (2.7) 18 (12.3) 57 (39) 67 (45.9)
Using mobile E-mail to communicate with others (friends, relatives, doctors and nurses) to receive asthma-related information 0 10 (6.9) 39 (26.7) 97 (66.4)
Using of apps (software) to access asthma-related information 2 (1.4) 5 (3.4) 33 (22.6) 106 (72.6)
  1. aAbout once a week