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Title: Can Mobile Health technology support a behaviour change process?
Authors: Bussink, Richard
Keywords: mobile health technology
Delphi method
requirements
Issue Date: 15-Feb-2016
Publisher: Open Universiteit Nederland
Abstract: To change the trend of modern citizens living a less healthy lifestyle than previous generations, more healthcare prevention is needed. mHealth technology might be of support. Healthcare prevention in the context of this research project is focussing on increasing physical activity of persons with a sedentary lifestyle, hence decreasing the risk of sedentary lifestyle related diseases. This research project aims to clarify what functional requirements/features need to be met on mHealth technology in order to allow these devices and apps to contribute to an effective primary prevention processes. The specific prevention process used is a behaviour change process guiding a person from pre-intention to intention and from intention to action, including a coping plan. The Delphi method is used to question a panel of multidisciplinary experts for the requirements in first Delphi round. In the second Delphi round these requirements are ranked using the MoSCoW method. The Delphi experts do have profiles like Medical professional, personal trainer, Epidemiologist, technical trainer from a Rugby team. The result is a list of 46 ranked mHealth technology requirements. The conclusion is that 10 functional requirements/features need to be met on mHealth technology in order to allow these devices and apps to contribute to an effective primary prevention process. These requirements are compared to currently available mHealth technology like Fitbit, Jawbone and Strava.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/7220
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