When do we eat? An evaluation of food items input into an electronic food monitoring application

Katie A. Siek, Kay H. Connelly, Yvonne Rogers, Paul Rohwer, Desiree Lambert, Janet L. Welch

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Abstract

We present a formative study that examines what, when, and how participants in a chronic kidney disease (stage 5) population input food items into an electronic intake monitoring application. Participants scanned food item barcodes or voice recorded food items they consumed during a three week period. The results indicated that a learning curve was associated with barcode scanning; participants with low literacy skills had difficulty describing food items in voice recordings; and participants input food items depending on when they had dialysis treatment. Participants thought this electronic self monitoring application would be helpful for chronically ill populations in their first year of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 Pervasive Health Conference and Workshops, PervasiveHealth
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)142441086X, 9781424410866
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 Pervasive Health Conference and Workshops, PervasiveHealth - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: Nov 29 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

Name2006 Pervasive Health Conference and Workshops, PervasiveHealth

Other

Other2006 Pervasive Health Conference and Workshops, PervasiveHealth
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period11/29/0612/1/06

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Keywords

  • Human factors
  • Interactive computing
  • Medical services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Siek, K. A., Connelly, K. H., Rogers, Y., Rohwer, P., Lambert, D., & Welch, J. L. (2006). When do we eat? An evaluation of food items input into an electronic food monitoring application. In 2006 Pervasive Health Conference and Workshops, PervasiveHealth [4205175] (2006 Pervasive Health Conference and Workshops, PervasiveHealth). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/PCTHEALTH.2006.361684