How to effectively design and create a concept mobile application to aid in the management of type 1 diabetes in adolescents

McCulloch, V., Hope, S., Loranger, B. and Rea, P. (2017) How to effectively design and create a concept mobile application to aid in the management of type 1 diabetes in adolescents. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 40(3), pp. 101-108. (doi:10.1080/17453054.2017.1366828) (PMID:28925769)

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Abstract

Diabetes is one of the eight most prevalent chronic health conditions in the World; therefore there is a wide range of diabetes-related mobile applications available to the public to aid in glycaemic control and self-management. Statistically, adherence to medication is extremely low in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), therefore it is crucial that adolescents adhere to their medication from a young age and adopt good medication regimes. This paper focuses on the research and design of an interactive and educational concept mobile application aimed at adolescents, aged 11 to 16 years old, to aid in their understanding of T1DM. As visual elements are an essential part to the design of a mobile application, this research outlines how the visual components of the application were designed specifically for the target audience of adolescents with T1DM.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rea, Dr Paul
Authors: McCulloch, V., Hope, S., Loranger, B., and Rea, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1745-3054
ISSN (Online):1745-3062
Published Online:19 September 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Institute of Medical Illustrators
First Published:First published in Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine 40(3): 101-108
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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