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Thesis:
PERSUASIVE SYSTEM DESIGN METHODS TO DELIVER A CARDIO-REHABILITATION PROGRAM OF POST MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION OUTPATIENTS
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Engineering,
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
Abstract
Non communicable diseases (NCDs)cause the death of 38 million people every year. Four major NCDs are responsible for 82% of these deaths: cardio vascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer. These pandemic numbers are projected to raise to 53 million deaths in 2030, and for this reason the assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) considers communicable diseases as an urgent need to be addressed. It is also a trend to advocate the adoption of mobile technology to deliver health services and to promote healthy behaviours among citizens, but adopting healthS promoting lifestyle is still a difficult task facing human tendencies. Within this context, there is a promising opportunity: persuasive technologies. These technologies are intentionally designed to change a person?s attitudes or behaviours; when applied in this context, than can be used to change healthSrelated attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours. Each year there are 32 million heart attacks and strokes globally, of which about 12.5 million are fatal. Worldwide between 40 and 75% of all heartSattack victims die before reaching hospital. Avoiding a second heart attack by improving adherence to lifestyle and medication regimens has a cost saving potential of around ?6 billion per year. In most of the cases the cardiovascular event has been provoked by unhealthy lifestyle. Furthermore, after an MI event the patient's decision to adopt or not healthier behaviour will influence the progress of the disease. CardioSrehabilitation is an individualized program that follows a multidisciplinary approach to support the user to recover from the Myocardial Infarction, manage the Cardio Vascular Disease and the comorbidities, adopt healthy habits, and cope with any emotional distress. CardioS rehabilitation requires patient participation and willingness to perform behavioral modifications and change the attitude toward the management and prevention of the disease. Participation in the Cardio Rehabilitation program is not high; the homeSbased rehabilitation program is a promising solution to increase participation.
International
Si
Type
Doctoral
Mark Rating
Sobresaliente cum laude
Date
13/01/2016
Participants
  • Autor: Manuel Ottaviano . (UPM)
  • Director: Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Vida
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
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