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mHealth for behaviour change: role of a smartphone-based multi-intervention service for hypertension and diabetes in Bangladesh
by Koel Ghorai; Shamshad Jahan; Pradeep Ray; Mathew Chylinski
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET), Vol. 16, No. 2, 2014

 

Abstract: This paper discusses mobile-based interventions for management of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. It builds upon the Persuasive System Design (PSD) model for developing mobile-based multi-intervention services for the prevention and management of the above-mentioned diseases, especially in developing countries such as Bangladesh. Identified gaps include lack of studies on system framework or design component for behaviour change services; no studies on smartphone based multi-intervention services for behaviour change; no user acceptance studies on smartphone services for management. This paper uses (a) Hevner's model for identifying gaps in the existing literature and developing a framework to address some of the gaps (b) the PSD model and social cognitive theory for developing the framework and content for behaviour change service to manage hypertension and Type 2 diabetes respectively. This paper has potential design implications for a broader research in mobile-based PSD and multi-intervention service for future developments.

Online publication date: Fri, 31-Oct-2014

 

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