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What does the app do?
The app is divided into 6 main sections:
Toolbox (has information on medicines to help you quit, social support, and personalized supportive video massages can be added)
Stress Relief (has lots of information on stress and tips on how to control it)
Identity (here the user has the option to change their identity from smoker to non smoker, after quitting. Also includes videos of women who have successfully stopped smoking during pregnancy).
Health Effects (has information on the effects of smoking on your body and that of your baby).
Behaviour (includes different behavioural techniques that may be helpful to quitting — things you can do to distract yourself).
Face-to-face (has videos that offers personalized support).
All of the content is free, but access is limited to particular contents before you start stopping smoking or cutting down. After your nominated quit date, new content is released daily. For the complete app description, go to either iTunes (apple) or Google Play (android).
For the complete app description, go to either iTunes (apple) or Google Play (android).
Has useful tips and information on how to quit smoking including different distraction techniques to use when you have cravings.
Videos of women who have successfully stopped smoking during pregnancy are encouraging.
Although the app is developed in the UK, it has the contact details for local smoking advisors.
Within each of the sections, the app has lots of textual information - can be a bit overwhelming.
Date of this review: January 2017
The following resources provide more detailed information on the SmokeFree Baby app:
The formal app review is based on the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) developed by researchers at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.(1) It is designed to score apps on a few comprehensive dimensions — engagement, functionality, aesthetics, and information quality. Each dimension comprises several items which are rated on a 5-point scale from “1. Inadequate” to “5. Excellent”.
Reviewer: Jeremy Tuohy, Researcher & Clinician, University of Auckland May 2017 Clinical score: ★★★★☆ Review: "This app is for women or their partners who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy who wish to stop smoking. The personal, pregnancy related and children’s health benefits from stopping smoking are considerable. In addition there are benefits for people who live with or work near the smoker. The app appears to be very well designed and thorough. The app does collect quite a lot of information at the beginning which is clearly for use in the research. I do not think this is a bad thing, in fact I think it is excellent that research is being undertaken on this topic. The app is easy to navigate and prompts the user to discover the effects of smoking on herself and her baby." Concerns: "The app cannot be used unless the user agrees to be part of a research program called Optimization of modular smoking cessation smartphone application for pregnant women study. The disclaimer and requirement are well set out and to continue the user must agree to the terms and conditions which are standard. The research team is identified and there is a contact number." New Zealand relevance: ★★★★☆ "The app does not appear targeted at any particular group but as it is from the UK, there is no Maori or Pasifika input. However there are fields in which the user can enter numbers and contacts that can be of help, so these can be entered later. "