Mobile technologies for managing non-communicable-diseases in developing countries

Latif, S., Khan, M. Y., Qayyum, A., Qadir, J., Usman, M., Ali, S. M., Abbasi, Q. H. and Imran, M. (2018) Mobile technologies for managing non-communicable-diseases in developing countries. In: Paiva, S. (ed.) Mobile Applications and Solutions for Social Inclusion. IGI Global: Hershey, PA, pp. 261-287. ISBN 9781522552703 (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-5270-3.ch011)

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Abstract

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the global leading cause of morbidity and mortality and disproportionately affecting more to the less developed countries. Mobile technologies are being used for a variety of purposes in healthcare. Most importantly, they are enabling new ways for NCDs management by providing powerful tools to both doctors and patients for effective prevention and treatment. As the common risk factors of NCDs are related to human behavior, therefore, mobile phone-based health solutions can be used to combat with rising burden of NCDs by focusing on behavioral change programs to promote a healthy lifestyle. This chapter discusses the common NCDs, their burden and future estimated projections and show how mobile phone technologies can provide effective NCDs management in developing countries—which have a lot of issue in their healthcare systems.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Abbasi, Dr Qammer H
Authors: Latif, S., Khan, M. Y., Qayyum, A., Qadir, J., Usman, M., Ali, S. M., Abbasi, Q. H., and Imran, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Publisher:IGI Global
ISBN:9781522552703

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