Mobile Application for Nutritional Control and the Prevention of Iron-deficiency Anemia in Pregnant Women

Joe Frand Llerena Izquierdo, Maria Victoria Merino Lazo

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This research presents the development of a mobile application to monitor women’s nutrition during pregnancy, when they are more at risk of developing iron-deficiency anemia. The app allows users to register daily food consumption and uses inputs to generate follow up reports and suggestions. The application allows users to register, consult and suggest required iron quantities according to nutrition guides. The research is quantitative, with a descriptive empirical – analytical focus. A survey is applied to a population of 200 women in Lima, Peru. High levels of children under age five with anemia, low birth weight as well as other common effects derived from anemia during gestation can be mitigated by using technology to improve health monitoring during pregnancy. Results show anemia frequently fails to be identified and treated due to the traditional ways of recording and analyzing a pregnant women’s diet. 80% indicate that the application has great potential when used as a tool for preventive medicine as it supports healthy pregnancies by decreasing cases of iron-deficiency anemia, considered a major health problem in Peru.
Translated title of the contributionAplicación Móvil para el Control Nutricional y la Prevención de la Anemia ferropénica en Mujeres Embarazadas
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Ingenio
Issue number3
StatePublished - 10 Jan 2021


  • Health sector mobile applications
  • Technology and medicine

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 316A Software and Applications Development and Analysis


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