Web, mobile and monitoring technologies in self-management of psychophysiological wellbeing: Usage and user experiences

Kirsikka Kaipainen, Elina Mattila, Antti Väätänen, Antti P Happonen, Ilkka Korhonen, Marja-Liisa Kinnunen, Tero Myllymäki, Päivi Lappalainen, Henna Hoffren, Heikki Rusko, Raimo Lappalainen

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    Abstract

    Stress and insufficient recovery from workload may lead to chronic diseases and mental health problems. Early intervention with the focus on self-management is necessary in prevention of these problems. This paper reports the results of an initial evaluation of a service concept which combines personal health technologies with psychological group interventions to support self-management of wellbeing focusing on stress, sleep and exercise. The approach is to provide a buffet of carefully chosen self-management methods and personal health technologies to support different individual needs and to allow a personalized approach to self-management. In the evaluation, the usage activity and perceived utility of the technologies were studied to analyze the feasibility of the approach and to determine improvement needs. The concept was well-accepted by the participants, and they reported having gained better understanding of their health and motivation to improve it. Improvements related to stress and exercise levels were also reported. Based on the differing technology selections of the participants and the high acceptance of technologies, providing an assortment of technologies to support self-management was proven successful. However, care must be taken in the introduction of such system to avoid burdening the users and to aid selection of personally relevant tools
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Proceedings of IADIS International Conference e-Health 2010
    Pages167-177
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIADIS International Conference e-Health 2010 - Freiburg, Germany
    Duration: 29 Jul 201031 Jul 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceIADIS International Conference e-Health 2010
    CountryGermany
    CityFreiburg
    Period29/07/1031/07/10

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    Keywords

    • personal health technologies
    • intervention
    • self-management
    • stress
    • sleep
    • exercise

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    Kaipainen, K., Mattila, E., Väätänen, A., Happonen, A. P., Korhonen, I., Kinnunen, M-L., Myllymäki, T., Lappalainen, P., Hoffren, H., Rusko, H., & Lappalainen, R. (2010). Web, mobile and monitoring technologies in self-management of psychophysiological wellbeing: Usage and user experiences. In Proceedings of IADIS International Conference e-Health 2010 (pp. 167-177)