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Table 3 The results related to the content type and information sources used in the development of cafe Bazaar applications

From: Evaluation of HIV/AIDS-related mobile health applications content using an evidence-based content rating tool

Content type General information on disease Therapeutic Prevention Self-care and self-management Pharmaceutical information Signs and symptoms
2018 N (F)* 2021 N (F) 2018 N (F) 2021 N (F) 2018 N (F) 2021 N (F) 2018 N (F) 2021 N (F) 2018 N (F) 2021 N (F) 2018 N (F) 2021 N (F)
Resource type             
**Guidelines 1 (4%) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
***Some type of studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Valid websites for institutions in that field 0 1 (3%) 0 1 (3%) 0 1 (3%) 0 0 0 0 0 1 (3%)
Specialized websites under the supervision of specialists in the field 0 1 (3%) 0 1 (3%) 0 1 (3%) 0 0 0 0 0 1 (3%)
Laboratory research 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Books 1 (4%) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Expert opinions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
News and non-specialized website 3 (12%) 8 (27%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 1 (4%) 7 (24%) 1 (4%) 3 (10%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 2 (8%) 4 (14%)
Wikipedia 2 (8%) 5 (17%) 2 (8%) 6 (20%) 2 (8%) 5 (17%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 0 0 2 (8%) 2 (7%)
Weblogs 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 1 (4%) 1 (3%) 1 (4%) 2 (7%) 1 (4%) 3 (10%) 0 0 1 (3%) 2 (7%)
The mentioned source unrelated to HIV/AIDS 8 (32%) 14 (48%) 6 (24%) 12 (41%) 8 (32%) 16 (8%) 2 (8%) 2 (7%) 2 (8%) 1 (3%) 7 (28%) 11 (38%)
  1. *N (F): N = Number, F = Frequency
  2. **Guidelines: International guidelines, National guidelines, Medical Association Guidelines, Regional guidelines, Institution guidelines
  3. ***Some type of studies: Meta analyses, systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, observational studies, cohort studies, case–control studies, cross sectional surveys, case reports