Using a mobile application to self-monitor diet and fluid intake among adults receiving hemodialysis

Janet L. Welch, Kim Schafer Astroth, Susan M. Perkins, Cynthia S. Johnson, Kay Connelly, Katie A. Siek, Josette Jones, Linda Larue Scott

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Abstract

Hemodialysis patients have difficulty self-managing a complex dietary and fluid regimen. The purpose of this feasibility study was to pilot test an electronic self-monitoring intervention based on social cognitive theory. During a 6-week intervention, 24 participants self-monitored diet and fluid intake using the Dietary Intake Monitoring Application (DIMA), and 20 participants served as controls by monitoring their activity using the Daily Activity Monitor Application (DAMA). Results from this pilot study suggest the intervention is feasible and acceptable, although few significant effects on outcomes were found in this small sample. The DIMA has potential to facilitate dietary and fluid self-monitoring but requires additional refinement and further testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-298
Number of pages15
JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Computers/technology
  • Renal dialysis
  • Self-monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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    Welch, J. L., Astroth, K. S., Perkins, S. M., Johnson, C. S., Connelly, K., Siek, K. A., Jones, J., & Scott, L. L. (2013). Using a mobile application to self-monitor diet and fluid intake among adults receiving hemodialysis. Research in Nursing and Health, 36(3), 284-298. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21539