Ubiquitous healthcare systems: Improving the adherence level within diabetic medication using cloud-based reminder system

Mohammed Kalkattawi, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    Abstract

    This research focuses on diabetic patients who undergo multiple daily injections therapy (MDI) for their diabetic management. MDI therapy is usually considered challenging and difficult to maintain. For this reason, patients might not able to maintain a good level of adherence to the insulin medication. As a step to improve the adherence level among diabetics, we would like to propose a reminder system that can promote a change in the patients’ behavior. This paper is divided into two scopes: the first scope concerns the evaluation of current technologies within diabetic management; while the second scope focuses on testing the proposed system among a number of patients. The results from this usability study demonstrated that there was some improvement within the adherence level among participants. We concluded that these types of systems have the potential to ease the diabetic management and improve the adherence to insulin medication.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages535-546
    Number of pages12
    Volume9172
    ISBN (Print)9783319206110
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
    Duration: 2015 Aug 22015 Aug 7

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume9172
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Other

    Other17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
    CountryUnited States
    CityLos Angeles
    Period15/8/215/8/7

    Keywords

    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Medication adherence
    • Mobile computing
    • Multiple daily injections
    • Smart applications
    • Smart devices
    • Ubiquitous health

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Kalkattawi, M., & Nakajima, T. (2015). Ubiquitous healthcare systems: Improving the adherence level within diabetic medication using cloud-based reminder system. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 9172, pp. 535-546). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9172). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20612-7_51