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Designing Digital Goal Support Systems for Multimorbidity Self-Management: Insights from Older Adults and their Care Network

Doyle, Julie, Murphy, Emma, Hannigan, Caoimhe, Smith, Suzanne, Bettencourt-Silva, Joao and Dinsmore, John (2018) Designing Digital Goal Support Systems for Multimorbidity Self-Management: Insights from Older Adults and their Care Network. In: Proceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. ACM, New York, pp. 168-177. ISBN 9781450364508

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Abstract

Older people with multiple chronic conditions face significant challenges self-managing health and wellbeing. Digital behaviour change interventions can motivate and empower self-management. Goal-setting, combined with progress feedback, is a technique often used in such interventions. However, there is little knowledge of digital goal-setting practices of older people, particularly those with multiple complex health conditions. In this paper, we describe an extensive qualitative study with older people with multiple chronic conditions and members of their care network, exploring issues around current practices setting and meeting health and wellbeing goals. Our findings indicate that there are unique challenges for this cohort that may prevent them from setting and meeting goals, including lack of support and feedback, and the impact of their illnesses. We outline a series of digital design features to address challenges relating to goals for this cohort, highlighting those specific to multimorbidity.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Welfare of older people
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 11:54
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 11:54
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3547

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