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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