Evaluation of two mobile nutrition tracking applications for chronically ill populations with low literacy skills

Katie A. Siek, Kay H. Connelly, Beenish Chaudry, Desiree Lambert, Janet L. Welch

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors discuss two case studies that compare and contrast the use of barcode scanning, voice recording, and patient self reporting as a means to monitor the nutritional intake of a chronically ill population. In the first study, they found that participants preferred unstructured voice recordings rather than barcode scanning. Since unstructured voice recordings require costly transcription and analysis, they conducted a second case study where participants used barcode scanning or an integrated voice response system to record nutritional intake. The authors found that although the latter input method provided participants with a faster method to input food items, participants had difficulty using the system despite training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobile Health Solutions for Biomedical Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages1-23
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781605663326
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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    Siek, K. A., Connelly, K. H., Chaudry, B., Lambert, D., & Welch, J. L. (2009). Evaluation of two mobile nutrition tracking applications for chronically ill populations with low literacy skills. In Mobile Health Solutions for Biomedical Applications (pp. 1-23). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-332-6.ch001