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Should App Self-Management Mean Self-Control? : A Quantiative Study on App Supported Diabetes Self-Management

  • Apps have been attested to empower patients regarding disease self-management through numerous studies. However, it is still unclear what factors determine the perception of patients whether an app is a useful tool for this purpose. A multiple regression model that was informed by the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM 2) was tested based on the answers of 235 app users with Diabetes type 1 or 2. The model accounted for 59.2% of the variance of the perceived degree of self-management. Factors belonging to the relevance-usefulness-quality complex as well as factors reflecting the patient’s self-control were found to be significant in the model. Patient demographics, i.e. age, gender, app experience and type of Diabetes did not play any significant role. In conclusion, this study raises the question whether apps should be designed to strengthen self-management in the sense of self-control (e.g. own measurements, diary) as opposed to guiding and advice giving.

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Author:Lukas Reineke, Ursula Hertha HübnerORCiD, Saskia Kröner, Jan-David LiebeORCiD
Title (English):Should App Self-Management Mean Self-Control? : A Quantiative Study on App Supported Diabetes Self-Management
Parent Title (English):MEDINFO 2021 : One World, One Health - Global Partnership for Digital Innovation
Publisher:IOS Press
Place of publication:Amsterdam, Berlin, Tokyo, Washington (DC)
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2022
Release Date:2022/07/25
First Page:531
Last Page:535
18th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO 2021) - One World, One Health, 02.10. - 04.10.2021, Virtual Event
Faculties:Fakultät WiSo
DDC classes:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 610 Medizin, Gesundheit
Review Status:Veröffentlichte Fassung/Verlagsversion
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell 4.0 International