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Letters to medical devices: A case study on the medical device user requirements of female adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes
conference contributionposted on 2022-05-29, 21:32 authored by Gillian McCarthyGillian McCarthy, Edgar Rodriguez-RamirezEdgar Rodriguez-Ramirez, Brian RobinsonBrian Robinson
Adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes are required to use a variety of persuasive medical technologies to manage their health. However, adolescents’ experiences with and preferences regarding these technologies, and the implications these have on self-management are not broadly recognised. In this case study six female adolescents and young adults wrote love letters or breakup letters to one of their medical devices. Four categories were constructed from a grounded theory analysis of the letters and follow-up interviews: acquiring and changing medical devices, requiring convenience and practicality for everyday contexts, collecting and using data, and corresponding with preferences and values. Young people are often excluded from research and development regarding medical devices, yet this method was successful in identifying experiences and preferences to inform the design of medical devices.
Preferred citationMcCarthy, G. M., Rodríguez Ramírez, E. R. & Robinson, B. J. (2017, March). Letters to medical devices: A case study on the medical device user requirements of female adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. In PERSUASIVE 2017: Persuasive Technology: Development and Implementation of Personalized Technologies to Change Attitudes and Behaviors 12th International Conference on Persuasive Technologies, Amsterdam (10171 LNCS pp. 69-79). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55134-0_6
Conference name12th International Conference on Persuasive Technologies
Conference start date2017-04-04
Conference finish date2017-04-06
Title of proceedingsPERSUASIVE 2017: Persuasive Technology: Development and Implementation of Personalized Technologies to Change Attitudes and Behaviors
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Contribution typePublished Paper
Publication or Presentation Year2017-03-09
Place of publicationAmsterdam
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LetterType 1 diabetesCultural probesAdolescenceMedical technologyDiabetesPediatricClinical Research7 Management of diseases and conditions7.1 Individual care needsMetabolic and endocrineScience & TechnologyTechnologyComputer Science, CyberneticsComputer Science, Information SystemsComputer Science, Theory & MethodsComputer ScienceMANAGEMENTDESIGNArtificial Intelligence & Image Processing