Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer, and it may arise from a cutaneous pigmented lesion. As artificial intelligence (AI)-based teledermatology services hold promise in redefining the melanoma screening paradigm, a study that evaluates user satisfaction with a smartphone-compatible, AI-based cutaneous pigmented lesion evaluator is lacking.
Data was collected between April and May 2019 in Taiwan. To assess user satisfaction with MoleMe, an AI-based cutaneous pigmented lesion evaluator on a smartphone, users were asked to complete a questionnaire designed to evaluate four aspects, including interaction, impact on daily life, usability, and overall performance, after completing a MoleMe evaluation session. For each question, users could rank their satisfaction level from 1 to 5, with five showing strongly satisfied and one showing strongly unsatisfied. The Kruskal-Wallis and Wilcoxon rank-sum tests were used to compare user satisfaction among different age groups, genders, and risk predictions received.
A total of 1231 questionnaires were collected for analysis. Over 90% of the participants were satisfied (score = 4 or 5) and over 75% of the participants were strongly satisfied (score 5) with MoleMe, in terms of usability, interaction, and impact on daily life. The user satisfaction did not show a significant difference between genders, age groups, and risk predictions received. (all P > 0.05) CONCLUSION: With high user satisfaction regardless of age group, gender, and risk prediction received, AI-based teledermatology services on a smartphone such as MoleMe may potentially achieve widespread usage and be beneficial to both patients and physicians.

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