Sociodemographic Characteristics and Interests of FeverApp Users

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Mar 18;18(6):3121. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18063121.


The FeverApp Registry is a model registry focusing on pediatric fever using a mobile app to collect data and present recommendations. The recorded interactions can clarify the relationship between user documentation and user information. This initial evaluation regarding features of participants and usage intensity of educational video, information library, and documentation of fever events covers the runtime of FeverApp for the first 14 months. Of the 1592 users, the educational opening video was viewed by 41.5%, the Info Library was viewed by 37.5%, and fever events were documented by 55.5%. In the current sample, the role of a mother (p < 0.0090), having a higher level of education (p = 0.0013), or being registered at an earlier date appear to be cues to take note of the training video, Info Library, and to document. The FeverApp was used slightly less by people with a lower level of education or who had a migration background, but at the current stage of recruitment no conclusion can be made. The user analyses presented here are plausible and should be verified with further dissemination of the registry. Ecological momentary assessment is used more than the information option, in line with the task of a registry. Data collection via app seems feasible.

Keywords: FeverApp; ecological momentary assessment; feasibility; fever; guidelines; registry; sociodemographic characteristics; usability; user behavior.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment
  • Fever
  • Humans
  • Mobile Applications*
  • Registries