MOBILE APPLICATION SUPPORTED LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION TO LOWER PROSTATE CANCER RISK

Luuk P. A. Simons, J. Felix Hampe

Abstract

There is an existing Health (e)Coach Solution for supporting intensive lifestyle changes, which may help reduce cancer progression risks in men with low grade prostate cancer. An important challenge is to support and motivate healthy behaviors for the long term (4 years). Smart phones are increasingly used also in this age group. And mobile apps offer significant opportunities for personalized health behavior monitoring and support. Our overall proposition is that an mApps suite, as an extension to an existing online dashboard with automated emails and interpersonal coach sessions, appears promising for improving long term health behavior support. That is, if three conditions are met: 1) Using best of breed mApps from the market (benefits like ease-of-use, continuity, customer support); 2) creating easy and meaningful score conversions (from mApps to personal dashboard); 3) using automated emails as glue between three key aspects personal progress/dashboarding, user attention and motivation, mApp usage.As methodological approach, this paper focuses on two phases from a design research cycle: requirements analysis and a preliminary design solution exploration. In the analysis phase, two questions are addressed: What are effective lifestyle intervention components according to literature? What are solution properties that may enhance motivation and improve health behaviors? In the solution exploration phase our design question is how a proposed mApp extension may likely add value to the existing Health (e)Coach solution.

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P. A. Simons L. and Felix Hampe J. (2012). MOBILE APPLICATION SUPPORTED LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION TO LOWER PROSTATE CANCER RISK . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-88-1, pages 443-448. DOI: 10.5220/0003872704430448


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf12,
author={Luuk P. A. Simons and J. Felix Hampe},
title={MOBILE APPLICATION SUPPORTED LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION TO LOWER PROSTATE CANCER RISK},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={443-448},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003872704430448},
isbn={978-989-8425-88-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - MOBILE APPLICATION SUPPORTED LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION TO LOWER PROSTATE CANCER RISK
SN - 978-989-8425-88-1
AU - P. A. Simons L.
AU - Felix Hampe J.
PY - 2012
SP - 443
EP - 448
DO - 10.5220/0003872704430448