Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Nurs Open. 2019 Apr 14;6(3):1013-1021. doi: 10.1002/nop2.282. eCollection 2019 Jul.

The use of mobile technology to facilitate self-management in adults with type 1 diabetes: A qualitative explorative approach.

Author information

1
NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Clinical Research Unit, Churchill Hospital University of Oxford Oxford UK.
2
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Oxford Brookes University Oxford UK.
3
Department of Computing and Communication Technologies Oxford Brookes University Oxford UK.

Abstract

Aims:

(a) To explore how mobile technology can support self-management in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1DM). (b) To inform a usability study in the design of a mobile application to facilitate self-management of T1DM.

Design:

Qualitative exploratory design.

Methods:

Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with adults with T1DM (N = 8). The data collected were analysed using a thematic analysis approach.

Results:

Mobile technology has the potential to support adults in their self-management of T1DM through facilitating their decision-making, saving time and enabling them to easily share their data with their healthcare professional. Participants identified four main visualization characteristics for technology to aid in decision-making; relationships between inputs, trends, graphs and colours, and identified essential features such as ease of use, convenience and connectivity.

KEYWORDS:

mobile applications; nurse; nursing; qualitative research; self‐management; support; technology; type 1 diabetes T1DM; visualizations

Conflict of interest statement

No conflict of interest has been declared by the author(s).

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center