Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings

Research Article

DIABESITY: A Study for mHealth Integrated Solutions

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_26,
        author={Italo Zoppis and Giancarlo Mauri and Ferancesco Sicurello and Eugenio Santoro and Giada Pietrabissa and Gianluca Castelnuovo},
        title={DIABESITY: A Study for mHealth Integrated Solutions},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2017},
        month={6},
        keywords={Type 2 diabetes mHealth Psychological questionnaires Obesity},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_26}
    }
    
  • Italo Zoppis
    Giancarlo Mauri
    Ferancesco Sicurello
    Eugenio Santoro
    Giada Pietrabissa
    Gianluca Castelnuovo
    Year: 2017
    DIABESITY: A Study for mHealth Integrated Solutions
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_26
Italo Zoppis1,*, Giancarlo Mauri1, Ferancesco Sicurello1, Eugenio Santoro2, Giada Pietrabissa, Gianluca Castelnuovo
  • 1: University of “Milano-Bicocca”
  • 2: IRCCS, Mario Negri
*Contact email: italo.zoppis@unimib.it

Abstract

Obesity is now one of the most critical and demanding public health condition due to the correlation with many medical and psychological comorbidities, such as cardiovascular, orthopedic, pneumological, endocrinological, psychopathological complications, above all the type 2 diabetes. Obesity traditionally needs long and expensive treatments in a chronic care management approach. So clinical research has to develop, test and validate cheaper rehabilitation programs. For this reason, we developed the study, the design of a mHealth integrated platform to promote the empowerment of patients in self-monitoring and successfully managing their pathological conditions (focusing on obesity and type 2 diabetes) through the use of mobile devices. In this paper we report this study by discussing the following two important aspects of . (i) Dietary mHealth tools for home-patients; (ii) Measures to capture the psychological factors and processes which mediate change of behavior and affect initiation and maintenance phases.