Title

“What’s your number?” A survey of how parents and teens cope with diabetes in the context of technology support.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2011

Publication Source

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Publisher

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Teenagers make many transitions during adolescence toward adult lifestyles and responsibilities. Teens with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) have the additional burden of assuming responsibility for disease management. The findings reported in this paper represent the perspective of parents and adolescents who are coping with T1D - uncovering various tensions that interfere with the effective use of technology to manage the disease. Predominant themes from a set of semi-structured interviews are used to construct implications for the design of new technology intended to support families coping with T1D.

Keywords

Design; Human Factors; Chronic disease; Parent-child conflict; Adolescence; Health Monitoring Technologies

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Science and Technology Studies

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