Ravn Jakobsen P, Hermann AP, Søndergaard J, Wiil UK, Clemensen J
Int J Environ Res Public Health.;15(2). pii: E330. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15020330.
2018-02-13
http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/2/330
mHealth is a useful tool to improve health outcome within chronic disease management. However, mHealth is not implemented in the field of postmenopausal osteoporosis even though it is a major worldwide health challenge. Therefore, this study aims to design and develop an mHealth app to support women in self-management of osteoporosis when they are diagnosed without preceding fractures. Participatory design is conducted in three phases. Based on identified needs in the first phase, a prototype is designed and developed in an iterative process in the second phase before the mHealth app is tested in the third phase. This paper focuses on the user activities in phase two and describes how a team of researchers, women, physicians, healthcare professionals, and app designers are involved in the participatory design process.