6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Peer-Facilitated Collaborative Disease Management using Mobile Telephony

Download64 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248709,
        author={Salys Sultan and Permanand Mohan},
        title={Peer-Facilitated Collaborative Disease Management using Mobile Telephony},
        proceedings={6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={7},
        keywords={collaborative disease management human-computer interaction remote peer-support},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248709}
    }
    
  • Salys Sultan
    Permanand Mohan
    Year: 2012
    Peer-Facilitated Collaborative Disease Management using Mobile Telephony
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248709
Salys Sultan1,*, Permanand Mohan1
  • 1: The University of the West Indies
*Contact email: ssultan@gmail.com

Abstract

Collaborative Disease Management (CDM) refers to interventions that improve outcomes of disease that have been developed on the basis of social learning and self-regulation theories. This research investigates the existing work in peer support, one form of CDM, and proposes an extension to the peer support remote model to incorporate interactive technologies such as mobile phones. We discuss the research problems relating to the design of a mobile health application called Mobile DSMS, a prototype developed based a framework developed as part of the PhD research. We identify existing user-centered approaches in the field of mobile health, describe how these methods were applied to the design and development of a prototype known as Mobile DSMS and we explain how the outcomes of an forthcoming field study are expected to advance the area of CDM and HCI using mobile devices.