Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
2018 IEEE 42nd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)
It is necessary for a cancer survivor to have good health behavior. Essential exercise and proper diet are helpful to decrease the risk of recurrence of the disease and the development of a new cancer type. People from low socioeconomic status are more likely to participate in risky health behaviors and have a higher chance of recurrence of cancer. It is important to have a motivational system for cancer survivors that motivates them to perform regular physical activities. In this article, we discuss the development of an mHealth system, which aims to increase physical activity in Native American populations with culturally appropriate motivational text and video messages. The system also includes an e-journal to monitor and maintain proper healthcare. We will also analyze the pilot data to evaluate the usability and the effectiveness of the system.
Ahsan, Golam Mushih Tanimul; Tumpa, Jannatul F.; Adib, Riddhiman; Ahamed, Sheikh Iqbal; Petereit, Daniel; Burhansstipanov, Linda; Krebs, Linda U.; and Dignan, Mark, "A Culturally Tailored Intervention System for Cancer Survivors to Motivate Physical Activity" (2018). Computer Science Faculty Research and Publications. 7.