User-Centered Design and Evaluation of a Smart Mobile Self-Management Assistance Service for Diabetes

Project: National Science and Technology CouncilNational Science and Technology Council Academic Grants

Project Details


The proportion of diabetic people in society has increased rapidly in recent decades, together with unhealthful lifestyle, how to achieve quality of life for the remaining years of the chronic condition has gained global attention. Achieving this goal requires long-range planning in an effort to understand the needs of diabetic people and provide assistance service for their self management. Technology has accumulated years of research results in improving health promotion and chronic care, and mobile technology and mobile applications have become indispensable in everyday living such as traveling, exercising, and healthful dieting. This research project intends – by means of mobile technology – to develop a smart mobile service for the (pre-) diabetic people in assisting their self management effectiveness. The two-year research project proposes to (1) understand, in depth, the needs of both diabetic patients and healthcare providers in managing diabetes condition, as well as their cognition, attitude, and skills in using mobile technology; (2) explore factors that affect their using mobile technology and support services in their self management behaviors; (3) develop a smart mobile assistance service in improving the self management outcomes for the diabetic people, based on user-centered design and the American National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Training (AADE7TM); and (4) evaluate the effectiveness of the “smart mobile self management assistance service” in improving self management outcomes and behavior change as well as, usability in using this service.

Project IDs

Project ID:PB10406-1535
External Project ID:MOST104-2410-H182-007
Effective start/end date01/08/1531/07/16


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