Mobile Health Application to Support Family Caregivers in Recurrent Stroke Prevention: Scoping Review


  • Erfin Firmawati Doctoral Program, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Ismail Setyopanoto Doctoral Program, Faculty of Medicine, Health Community and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Heny Suseani Pangastuti Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Health Community and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



Caregivers, Mobile applications, Recurrent stroke


BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY: Caregivers play a vital role in continuum care for stroke patients. Involvement of caregivers in stroke care was important. With the advancement of information technology and the rapid growth worldwide in cell-phone use and internet connectivity, additional evidence may be needed in the use of mobile applications to support caregivers in stroke care.

AIM OF THE STUDY: The aims of this review was to identify existing mobile application designed to support family caregivers of people with stroke disease.

METHODOLOGY: A scoping review study framework was carried out in this study, using the EBSCO, Cochrane, PubMed, ProQuest, and Science Direct databases using search keywords: ‘family caregiver’, ‘mobile health application’,  and ‘recurrent stroke or secondary stroke prevention’. This review examined studies published between January 2011 and December 2020. Of a total of 728 papers found, 9 journals were selected. RESULTS: The results founded three categories and their attendant sub-categories. The categories was caregivers support, involvement caregivers in stroke care, and barriers. The majority of mobile application was used to provide video education for caregivers. Caregivers involved in stroke care including emotional care, nutrition, exercise, and recurrent stroke prevention. Poor connection was the most barrier in using mobile application.

CONCLUSION: Mobile application can support caregivers in stroke care. Healthcare providers are expected to utilize mobile applications in helping caregivers in post-stroke care.


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Firmawati E, Setyopanoto I, Pangastuti HS. Mobile Health Application to Support Family Caregivers in Recurrent Stroke Prevention: Scoping Review. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2022 Jan. 6 [cited 2022 Aug. 15];9(T5):142-51. Available from:

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