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Title: Exploring the possibility for a pervasive technology solution to facilitate effective diabetes self-care for patients with gestational diabetes.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Cole, Stephen
Kliman, Len
Keywords: Gestational Diabetes
Chronic Disease
Public Health Informatics
Health Informatics
Mobile Health
Diabetes, Gestational
Self Care
Technology, Health Care
Health Care Technology
Medical Informatics
Information Systems
Chair of Healthcare Information, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jun-2014
Conference Name: Twenty Second European Conference on Information Systems
Conference Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Abstract: Gestational diabetes(GDM) is increasing exponentially. To address this, we contend that a pervasive mobile solution that can facilitate self-care is a prudent strategy. To demonstrate proof of concept, user fidelity, usability and acceptability of such a solution a small pilot study of 10 patients was designed. A quasi-experimental approach employing a randomized control trial with a two period cross-over clinical trial strategy over 10 week duration at a private hospital in Melbourne, Australia was adopted. The main outcomes of interest were to establish proof of concept and the fidelity of the technology solution. Directional data gathered including patient and clinical interview data serve to demonstrate both proof of concept and fidelity. Without exception both patients and clinicians have preferred the pervasive mobile solution to the standard care approach. The study serves to highlight that pervasive mobile solutions can provide a useful adjunct in the effective monitoring and management of GDM.
Type: Conference Paper
Affiliated Organisations: School of Business IT & Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Melbourne Obstetric Group, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial/Controlled Clinical Trial
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics
Internal Medicine
Women's and Children's

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