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Use of smartphone applications for diabetes management in Kuwait: a pilot study


Abduo, H and Curtain, C and Nashwa, O, Use of smartphone applications for diabetes management in Kuwait: a pilot study, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 24, (2) pp. 111-125. ISSN 1539-8285 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/15398285.2020.1750827


A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Dasman Diabetes Institute (Kuwait) to investigate the attitudes to smartphone diabetes-related applications used by diabetic patients. In total, 111 patients aged 59.0 9.0 years completed the questionnaires. Most of the respondents were Kuwaiti (83%), with type 2 diabetes (79%) and had had diabetes for more than five years (93%). Although most respondents owned a smartphone (94%), only 12% were using diabetes-related applications. Barriers included unawareness, language, losing interest, lack of time and complicated use. Medical appointment reminder was an important desired feature. Designing apps in the Arabic-language with easy to use features is recommended.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:application, Dasman Diabetes Institute, health information management, Middle East and North Africa
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Digital health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Treatment of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Curtain, C (Mr Colin Curtain)
ID Code:142695
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2021-02-05
Last Modified:2021-02-12

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