Digital Engagement, Self-management, and Shifting the Locus of control: A mHealth Program for People with type 2 Diabetes

Sally BURFORD, Sora PARK, Morris CARPENTER, Paresh Dawda, John Burns

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Abstract

This paper reports from the halfway point in a longitudinal research project and reveals that digital engagement with a mobile tablet device empowers a person with diabetes in the self-management of their disease. Mobile tablet devices were issued to 28 people with type 2 diabetes at a large, integrated, primary, health care centre in Australia. Participants were invited to engage in various digital activities for the management of their health condition. During this time, plentiful and personalized digital support was provided. Diabetes self-management requires sustainable behavioral changes. Therefore, a longer-term program where patients could develop their self-regulatory skills as well as gain confidence in using the mobile devices, was deemed essential to the success of this pilot mHealth program. Participants report significant benefit and satisfaction with the device and an increased sense of control over their health management
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Place of PublicationOnline
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages3369-3378
Number of pages10
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9780769556703
ISBN (Print)9780769556703
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: HICSS 2016 - Koloa, Koloa, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20168 Jan 2016

Conference

Conference49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Abbreviated titleHICSS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa
Period5/01/168/01/16

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    BURFORD, S., PARK, S., CARPENTER, M., Dawda, P., & Burns, J. (2016). Digital Engagement, Self-management, and Shifting the Locus of control: A mHealth Program for People with type 2 Diabetes. In 2016 the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Vol. 1, pp. 3369-3378). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.420