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Table 1 Categorical overview of the sports medicine apps identified with respect to their cost, medical professional involvement and consumer ratings

From: Smartphone apps for orthopaedic sports medicine – a smart move?

Category Target audience No. of Apps Price range [Mean] Medical professional involvement No. of Apps with ratings Customer rating (range)
OVERALL Patients/HCW 76 £0–£69.99 [£6.77] 30/76 (39 %) 39/76 (51 %) Mean Score: 3.76 (1–5) Total reviewers: 471
Exercise programme Patients 27 £0–£6.1 [£2.37] 10/27 (37 %) 14/27 (52 %) Mean Score: 3.86 (1–5) No. of reviewers:202
Education Subcategories Patients/HCW 23 £0–£2.33 [£1.72] 9/23 (39 %) 15/23 (65 %) Mean Score: 3.8 (2–5) No. of reviewers: 211
HCW education HCW 13 £0–£2.33 [£2.00] 4/13 (31 %) 5/13 (38 %) Mean Score: 3.86 (3–5) No. of reviewers: 122
Patient education Patients 10 £0–£0.85 [£0.85] 5/10 (50 %) 10/10 (100 %) Mean Score: 3.77 (2–5) No. of reviewers: 89
Advertising Subcategories Patients/ HCW 11 £0 [£0] 6/11 (55 %) 6/11 (55 %) Mean Score: 4.3 (3–5) No. of reviewers: 34
Patient advertising Patients 9 £0 [£0] 6/9 (67 %) 5/9 (56 %) Mean Score: 4.55 (4–5) No. of reviewers: 29
HCW advertising HCW 2 £0 [£0] Nil (0 %) 1/2 (50 %) Mean Score: 2.5 (1–5) No. of reviewers: 5
Communication tool HCW 1 £0 [£0] 1/1 (100 %) Nil (0 %) - No. of reviewers: 0
Measuring tool HCW 7 £0.61–£7.5 [£3.67] 2/7 (29 %) 4/7 (57 %) Mean Score: 2.4 (1–5) No. of reviewers: 34
Calculation tool HCW 1 £2.92 Nil (0 %) Nil (0 %) - No. of reviewers: 0
Conference HCW 3 £0 [£0] Nil (0 %) Nil (0 %) - No. of reviewers: 0
Diagnosis making Patients/HCW 3 £0–£69.99 [£39.99] 2/3 (66 %) Nil (0 %) - No. of reviewers: 0
  1. No. = Number. HCW: Health Care Worker, N/A: Not Applicable