3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Problems: reflecting on a technology probe into peer involvement in cardiac rehabilitation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6010,
        author={Julie Maitland and Matthew Chalmers},
        title={Problems: reflecting on a technology probe into peer involvement in cardiac rehabilitation},
        proceedings={3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={behavioural change social support social computing physical activity cardiac rehabilitation early adopters technology probe},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6010}
    }
    
  • Julie Maitland
    Matthew Chalmers
    Year: 2009
    Problems: reflecting on a technology probe into peer involvement in cardiac rehabilitation
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6010
Julie Maitland1,*, Matthew Chalmers1,*
  • 1: Social/Ubiquitous/Mobile Group, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
*Contact email: jules@dcs.gla.ac.uk, matthew@dcs.gla.ac.uk

Abstract

Given the widely acknowledged impact that social support has on health outcomes, we set out to investigate peer-involvement in cardiac rehabilitation and explore the potential for technological support thereof. We planned to deploy a purpose built technology probe into a 10-week rehabilitation program. This paper presents the findings of the probes pilot study, where rejection of technology and reluctance to involve peers highlighted important considerations for the design of peer-based health promotion technologies and methodological considerations for the study of peer-involvement in behavioural change as well as pervasive health research in general.