"Lev" : Ett användarperspektiv på en digital coach för bättre hälsa

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Umeå universitet/Institutionen för informatik

Författare: Elin Lidman; [2021]

Nyckelord: behavior change; user centered design;

Sammanfattning: Our behavior and our lifestyle habits are the foundation of our health, they affect the risk of developing non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Today these non- communicable diseases are the leading cause of death. The Västerbotten Intervention Program (VIP) is one of very few population-oriented initiatives which, by offering all individuals aged 40, 50 and 60 a health intervention, aims to improve behavior and lifestyle habits in the population and thus increase the conditions for a healthier population and reduce healthcare related costs. The individual health interventions, performed every tenth year, was not designed to support individuals’ choices on a day-to-day basis between the health check-ups. Therefore, STAR-C an interdisciplinary research program, aims at developing a digital coaching system that could be used for supplying personalized digital coaching to support the evaluation and maintenance of healthy behavioral changes. This digital coaching system could, in the future, be used as complementary tool within VIP. The purpose of this study is to further explore these complements of a digital coach. This study presents a user-perspective from semi-structured interviews with VIP-participants and their views on a digital coach, what digital coach functions that could be useful and what kind of benefits this till could have being used as a complement to VIP. The results show that VIP-participants are missing tools for behavioral change support, and that factors such as personalization, motivation to and support during a behavioral change is important. Most important, for the participants in this study, was that a digital coach must be easy to use and user friendly.

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