Accession Number : ADA621300


Title :   Develop a Prototype Personal Health Record Application (PHR-A) that Captures Information About Daily Living Important for Diabetes and Provides Decision Support with Actionable Advice for Diabetes Self Care


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 2012 29 Sep 2013


Corporate Author : GENEVA FOUNDATION TACOMA WA


Personal Author(s) : Fonda, Stephanie


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621300.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : The overarching vision of this project is to help people with diabetes better manage their condition by providing them with a tool that will make self-management less confusing, less stressful, and less constrained. This is a two-phase project. In phase 1, we designed an Internet-based and mobile application (software) to assist with the following domains pertinent to diabetes self-management: 1) nutrition/diet (healthy eating) 2) physical activity (being active); 3) blood glucose (self-monitoring); 4) medications (tracking and adherence only); 5) outlook and beliefs; and 6) reducing risks through recommended medical visits, lab testing. Although not a primary focus, the application also addresses weight management and loss. The application is called Tracking My Diabetes (TMD). Using information that TMD receives on these self-management domains (from the user's own monitoring/journaling devices that store data in Microsoft HealthVault and/or from the user's manual data entry directly into TMD), TMD analyzes, interprets, provides feedback, and makes recommendations bolstered by educational content on diabetes self-management. All of the feedback and recommendations are focused on lifestyle. Some feedback provides information on the relationships among the various self-care domains. In phase 2, the project is conducting a brief pilot study of the clinical efficacy of the PHR-A in people with diabetes. The main outcome is glycemic control.


Descriptors :   *DIABETES , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DAILY OCCURRENCE , DATA PROCESSING , DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , DIET , EDUCATION , GLUCOSE , HEALTH , MONITORING , NUTRITION


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


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