A framework for developing prediabetes self-care application

Suthashini Subramaniam, Jaspaljeet Singh Ranjit Singh, Mohd Sharifuddin Ahmad, Cameron Teoh, Joyce W.S. Leong

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Abstract

Preventing diabetes at the prediabetes stage is a crucial step to take as the damages done by diabetes is non-reversible. In the recent years, the number of diabetics has been increasing tremendously, which is predominantly due to unhealthy lifestyle and diet. To prevent diabetes, human behaviour needs to be altered: a new positive habit should replace an old habit. Self-care applications have great potential in fostering diabetes prevention. However, existing solutions mostly do not follow clinical guidelines, do not incorporate user expectations, are aimed to deliver a specific functionality (such as weight management), are not designed based on behavioural change theories, and therefore they are not designed for long term use. Integrating health behavioural change theories and the prediabetics' requirements into the development of self-care applications can empower consumers to better care of their own health. In this paper, we propose a prediabetes self-care application design framework, which incorporates behavioural change theories, and meets requirements of prediabetics. The framework was validated by a pool of health-related experts from various fields. Results indicate that the framework comprised necessary functions that would enable prediabetes to prevent diabetes. The framework would aid developers to design novel prediabetes applications that would enable users to take greater responsibility towards their health, which in return helps to save medical cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Transformation through Data Science, ICRIIS 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781509030354
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03 Aug 2017
Event5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS 2017 - Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Duration: 16 Jul 201717 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS
ISSN (Print)2324-8149
ISSN (Electronic)2324-8157

Other

Other5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityLangkawi, Kedah
Period16/07/1717/07/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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Subramaniam, S., Ranjit Singh, J. S., Ahmad, M. S., Teoh, C., & Leong, J. W. S. (2017). A framework for developing prediabetes self-care application. In 5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems: Social Transformation through Data Science, ICRIIS 2017 [8002463] (International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRIIS.2017.8002463
Subramaniam, Suthashini ; Ranjit Singh, Jaspaljeet Singh ; Ahmad, Mohd Sharifuddin ; Teoh, Cameron ; Leong, Joyce W.S. / A framework for developing prediabetes self-care application. 5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems: Social Transformation through Data Science, ICRIIS 2017. IEEE Computer Society, 2017. (International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS).
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Subramaniam, S, Ranjit Singh, JS, Ahmad, MS, Teoh, C & Leong, JWS 2017, A framework for developing prediabetes self-care application. in 5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems: Social Transformation through Data Science, ICRIIS 2017., 8002463, International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS, IEEE Computer Society, 5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS 2017, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, 16/07/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRIIS.2017.8002463

A framework for developing prediabetes self-care application. / Subramaniam, Suthashini; Ranjit Singh, Jaspaljeet Singh; Ahmad, Mohd Sharifuddin; Teoh, Cameron; Leong, Joyce W.S.

5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems: Social Transformation through Data Science, ICRIIS 2017. IEEE Computer Society, 2017. 8002463 (International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS).

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Subramaniam S, Ranjit Singh JS, Ahmad MS, Teoh C, Leong JWS. A framework for developing prediabetes self-care application. In 5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems: Social Transformation through Data Science, ICRIIS 2017. IEEE Computer Society. 2017. 8002463. (International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRIIS.2017.8002463