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Dementia Family Caregivers' Mobile App Use

No longer recruiting

Mobile applications have great potential to improve health outcomes for family caregivers of people with dementia. However, research has shown that these caregivers are less likely to use mobile apps to seek medical information than the general public. Researchers will study these dementia family caregivers' current mobile app use and factors related to their intent to adopt apps for their own chronic disease self-management. This study is recruiting nationwide.

Minimum Age Maximum Age Gender Healthy Volunteers
18 N/A All No
June 2019
May 2021

  • Caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimers disease or dementia
  • Chronic health condition or chronic disease
  • Speak and understand English
  • Own or have access to a mobile device

  • Caregivers who are institutionalized or care for an person who is institutionalized (for example, in a skilled nursing facility or nursing home)

Participating family caregivers will receive an informational packet by email or mail, then schedule a survey, to be completed either by phone or online.  The informational packet will include a copy of the informed consent, pictures of mobile apps for chronic disease self-management, and answer choice signs for survey questions. Each phone interview is expected to take about 30 to 45 minutes. Caregivers who choose to do the survey online can contact the study email and request a personalized survey link from the research team. All participants will receive a gift card.

For information about this study, contact Kyra Mendez at 410-929-4327 or

Name City State Zip Status Primary Contact
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore Maryland 21205 Recruiting Kyra Mendez

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

  • National Institute of Nursing Research

Name Role Affiliation
Hae Ra Han, PhD Principal Investigator Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Name Phone Email
Kyra Mendez 410-929-4327


Dementia family caregivers' mobile app use and intention to adopt mHealth apps for self-management