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mHealth intervention design: creating mHealth interventions for behaviour change


Smith, A and de Salas, K and Schuz, B and Ferguson, SG and Lewis, I, mHealth intervention design: creating mHealth interventions for behaviour change, Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2016), 29 November - 02 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 531-536. ISBN 978-1-4503-4618-4 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/3010915.3010986


Mobile health (mHealth) behavioural interventions have increasingly recognised the importance of integrating evidence supported behaviour change techniques and user centred design feedback. This paper presents a mHealth intervention design process that systematically integrates these criteria in the context of designing a novel app to modify snacking behaviour. The design process builds upon previous work with stages to facilitate "conceptualisation", "formative research and pretesting activities", "pilot trials" and "evaluation trials". In "conceptualisation", we use the validated Behaviour Change Wheel framework as a means to illustrate how an innovative mHealth snacking app can be achieved through the use of evidence-based behaviour change techniques (cue monitoring and implementation intentions). We then illustrate how the Health IT Usability Evaluation Model framework can support user centred design in "formative research and pretesting activities", "pilot trials" and "evaluation trials".

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:mHealth, behaviour change, behaviour change techniques, user centred design
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information security management
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Smith, A (Mr Anthony Smith)
UTAS Author:de Salas, K (Associate Professor Kristy de Salas)
UTAS Author:Schuz, B (Dr Benjamin Schuz)
UTAS Author:Ferguson, SG (Professor Stuart Ferguson)
UTAS Author:Lewis, I (Dr Ian Lewis)
ID Code:113698
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2017-01-16
Last Modified:2018-03-28

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