Designing a Crowdsourced Repository of Local Resources for Individuals who have Chronic Health Conditions

Self-management support is a critical component of effective chronic illness care. Individuals who have chronic health conditions often require intensive support to make sustainable long-term lifestyle changes to improve and maintain their health. While there is strong existing literature on the lifestyle and health decisions of the chronically ill, their information needs are understudied.

This study aims to address the problem of improving technologies so that patients with chronic disease have access to tools and resources to manage their health conditions. Conducting co-design sessions with the chronically ill is an important step toward designing a health information system. The development and testing of a crowdsourced system are important in meeting the needs of this community. This study aims to fill this gap by exploring both the resources and the presentation mode that will best benefit people living with chronic illness.

Spring 2019
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