A framework for designing digital health interventions

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dc.contributor.author O'Raghallaigh, Paidi
dc.contributor.author Adam, Frédéric
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-07T16:01:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-07T16:01:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07
dc.identifier.citation O'Raghallaigh, P., Adam, F. (2017) 'A Framework for Designing Digital Health Interventions', Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS), 2, pp. 41-56. Available at: http://www.jmwais.org/Volumes/CoverPageJul17.html en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 41 en
dc.identifier.endpage 56 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5419
dc.description.abstract The only sustainable way to provide more effective healthcare and at the same time to reduce soaring healthcare costs is by keeping people healthier. Digitally Based Change Interventions (DBCI) are interventions that utilise digital technologies to promote and maintain health and wellbeing through monitoring, managing and preventing personal health problems. DBCIs are typically automated, interactive, and personalized ‘just-in-time’ adaptive interventions (JITAIs) that provide real time support to individuals especially during moments when they have the greatest opportunity to engage in a healthier behaviour (or are most vulnerable to engaging in a negative behaviour). To date, the potential of DBCIs has scarcely been realized, partly because of difficulties in generating an accumulating knowledge base for guiding their design. As a result, most designers do not use theory as a basis for developing new interventions or for analysing why some interventions fail and others succeed. In this paper, we bring together insights from a number of theories in order to bridge this gap and to produce a “theory-based” framework for assisting with their design. In turn, we demonstrate the power of this framework by using it to review the design of a digital programme previously described in a well cited paper. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) en
dc.relation.uri http://www.jmwais.org/Volumes/CoverPageJul17.html
dc.rights © 2017 by Paidi O’Reilly and Frederic Adam en
dc.subject Digital health en
dc.subject Digital wellness en
dc.subject Digitally based behavior change en
dc.subject Digital therapeutics en
dc.subject Connected health en
dc.subject Business information systems en
dc.title A framework for designing digital health interventions en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Frederic Adam, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: fadam@afis.ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-02-07T15:51:46Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS) en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress fadam@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress p.oreilly@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2272/IE/Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT)/ en

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