Respiratory Self-Care: Identifying Current Challenges and Future Potentials for Digital Technology to Support People with Chronic Respiratory Conditions

Helena Tendedez, Maria Angela Felicita Cristina Ferrario, Roisin McNaney, Jon Whittle

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Abstract

Chronic respiratory conditions (CRCs) are life-long diseases affecting millions of people worldwide. They have a huge impact on individuals’ everyday lives, resulting in a number of physical and emotional challenges. Self-management interventions for CRCs are thought to provide empowerment and improve quality of life. However, despite the number of people living with CRCs, most self-management tools in previous HCI work have been designed without the insight of those affected by the conditions. In this paper, we contribute to the literature by investigating the experiences and everyday challenges faced by those with CRCs, through the involvement of 156 participants via interviews and an anonymous survey. Our findings reveal the self-care challenges of CRCs and the reactive management approaches taken by participants. We conclude by providing a set of design implications that support the design of future self-management tools for CRCs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
Pages129-138
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2019

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