Acceptability of a team-based mobile health (mHealth) application for lifestyle self-management in individuals with chronic illnesses

Abstract

With increased incidence of chronic illnesses arising due to unhealthy lifestyle habits, it is increasingly important to leverage technology applications to promote and sustain health behavior change. We developed a smartphone-based application, NutriWalking (NW), which recommends personalized daily exercise goals and promotes healthy nutritional habits in small peer teams. Here, we demonstrate an early study of usability and acceptability of this app in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Depression. Our goal was to evaluate the potential of NW as a self-management support tool. Findings point to design considerations for team-based self-management tools delivered via mHealth platforms.

DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591428

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@article{Hartzler2016AcceptabilityOA, title={Acceptability of a team-based mobile health (mHealth) application for lifestyle self-management in individuals with chronic illnesses}, author={Andrea L. Hartzler and Anusha Venkatakrishnan and Shiwali Mohan and Michael Silva and Paula Lozano and James D. Ralston and Evette Ludman and Dori Rosenberg and Katherine M. Newton and Les Nelson and Peter Pirolli}, journal={Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference}, year={2016}, volume={2016}, pages={3277-3281} }