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Developing and evaluating smartphone applications to improve health behaviours and chronic disease self-management

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posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Morwenna KirwanMorwenna Kirwan
"The overall purpose of this research was to design, develop and evaluate the effectiveness of smartphone applications to improve health behavours in primary and secondary prevention. The first study comprised the design, development and formative evaluation of a smartphone application 'iStepLog' designed for the iPhone (Apple) platform, developed as an adjunct delivery tool for an online physical activity health promotion program ... The second study in this research tested the iStepLog applicationin a real-world setting ... The third study tested if integrating a smartphone application into secondary care improved health outcomes; in this instance adults self-managing type 1 diabetes ... The combined results of these studies highlight the potential and effectiveness of smartphone applications to improve self-care and/or health behaviours, both in the general population (primary prevention) and those managing a chronic disease (secondary prevention)."--Abstract.



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Dr Corneel Vandelanotte ; Dr Mitch J Duncan ; Dr Andrew Fanning

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