Modular ICT-based patient empowerment framework for self-management of diabetes: Design perspectives and validation results

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Lamprinos I., Demski H., Mantwill S., Kabak Y., Hildebrand C., Ploessnig M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS, vol.91, pp.31-43, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.04.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-43
  • Keywords: Diabetes, Self-management, Disease management, Patient portal, Mobile app, Physical activity, Nutrition, Patient empowerment framework, BLOOD-GLUCOSE CONTROL, HEALTH LITERACY, COMMUNICATION, INFORMATION, USER
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Introduction: It is estimated that more than 382 million people suffer from diabetes across the globe, most of which are between the age of 40 and 59 years. ICT can play a key role in better management of diabetes and in patient empowerment. Patient empowerment involves patients to a greater extent in their own healthcare process and disease management becomes an integrated part of their daily life. Self-management opens the possibility for patients to contribute to their own healthcare as well as to be more in control of their disease. Objectives: The objective of our study was to explore the impact of an ICT-based patient empowerment framework in diabetes self-management.