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Design of a personalized e-coaching module on physical activity and nutrition for people with chronic diseases and low health literacy

Borgman, J. (2020) Design of a personalized e-coaching module on physical activity and nutrition for people with chronic diseases and low health literacy.

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Abstract:Low health literacy is an often overlooked problem for many patients and health care providers. Especially low health literate patients with chronic diseases, that require continuous self-monitoring, may experience a decrease in the understandability of health related information and, simultaneously, in overall health condition. E-coaching applications enable personalized coaching and guidance to improve the health of patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes type 2. However, these e-coaching applications are often difficult to understand for low health literate users, decreasing the overall efficiency of these applications. This research studies different strategies that can be implemented into eHealth applications, such as e-coaching applications, to improve the understandability and efficiency for low health literate users. This research studies and evaluates several strategies on a variety of design methods, such as formulation, visual aids and interface design. A guideline was created, in two different versions, that helps application developers to adjust or improve their applications and contents for low health literate users. This guideline was applied to reformulate and redesign messages on physical activity and nutrition from an e-coaching application for patients with diabetes type 2.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82493
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