“What’s your number?” A survey of how parents and teens cope with diabetes in the context of technology support.
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
IEEE Xplore Digital Library
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.
Design; Human Factors; Chronic disease; Parent-child conflict; Adolescence; Health Monitoring Technologies
Health Services Research | Science and Technology Studies
Tammy R. Toscos, Kay Connelly, and Yvonne Rogers (2011).
“What’s your number?” A survey of how parents and teens cope with diabetes in the context of technology support.. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. IEEE Xplore Digital Library.