Designing socially acceptable mHealth technologies for Parkinson's disease self-management
Keywords:Parkinson's disease, self-management (personal development) [http://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p27940], mobile devices [http://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p4834], acceptability [http://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21090], mobile health, disease management
Mobile health (mHealth) technologies for Parkinson’s disease management have developed quickly in recent years. Research in this area typically focuses on evaluation of the accuracy and reliability of the technology, often to the exclusion of social factors and patient perspectives. This qualitative systematic review aimed to investigate the barriers to and facilitators of use mHealth technologies for disease self-management from the perspective of People with Parkinson's (PwP). Findings revealed that technological, as well as social, and financial factors are key considerations for mHealth design, to ensure its acceptability, and long-term use by PwP. This study proposes that a co-design approach could contribute to the design and development of mHealth that are socially acceptable to PwP, and enable their successful long-term use in the context of daily life.
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