Mobile health application in implementation of maternity nursing care: Literature review

Lina Anisa Nasution, Rr. Tutik Sri Hariyati

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Indonesia is a developing country with relatively high maternal mortality number. One of the influencing factors for that condition is health services at antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period has not been optimized yet. The optimization effort has been done in several countries through health service based on utilization of mobile phone technology called mobile health. The literature study aimed to present information from previous studies about implementation and benefits of mobile health in the maternity nursing care. The literature sources divided into three country categories including Western, non Western and Indonesia and consist of 30 online literatures. The implementation of mobile health in maternity nursing care showed positive impact in knowledge, motivation, and health behavior of the mother. Indonesia as developing country which can be strategic country in utilizing mobile health because of mostly Indonesian is mobile phone users. Nurse in corporation with cross sectors is supposed to develop mobile health in many strategic topics specifically in the effort of reducing the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in Indonesia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Nursing Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018


  • Information technology, maternity, mobile-health, nursing care.


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