Indigenous people living with cancer: developing a mobile health application for improving their psychological well-being

Erfani, Seyedezahra Shadi and Lawrence, Christopher and Abedin, Babak and Beydoun, Ghassan and Malimu, Leone (2017) Indigenous people living with cancer: developing a mobile health application for improving their psychological well-being. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

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Abstract

Poor cancer outcomes experienced by Indigenous Australians result from advanced cancer stages at diagnosis, poorer uptake of and adherence to treatments, higher levels of co-morbidity, and poorer access to inclusive and culturally appropriate care compared with non-Indigenous Australians. Socio-economics and social support can mitigate these problems. Technology-based interventions hold considerable promise for enhancing social support. This paper asks what are the key features of a mobile health application designed to improve the social support and consequently psychological well-being of Indigenous Australians living with cancer? To answer this question, a comprehensive literature review of studies conducted in information systems and health disciplines has been undertaken and a theoretical model is proposed. This study contributes to the existing knowledge base through the development of a new theoretical model and the introduction of the features of a mobile health application that may have a positive impact among Indigenous Australian cancer patients’ psychological well-being.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Informatics > Information System
Depositing User: staff repository 1
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 14:31
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2018 14:31
URI: http://repository.ittelkom-pwt.ac.id/id/eprint/2729

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