Design of software to support families with food-allergic and food-intolerant children

Henricksen, Karen and Viller, Stephen (2012). Design of software to support families with food-allergic and food-intolerant children. In: OZCHI 2012: Integration, Interaction, Innovation, Immersion, Inclusion. 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2012), Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (194-203). 26 - 30 November 2012. doi:10.1145/2414536.2414571

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Author Henricksen, Karen
Viller, Stephen
Title of paper Design of software to support families with food-allergic and food-intolerant children
Conference name 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2012)
Conference location Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Conference dates 26 - 30 November 2012
Proceedings title OZCHI 2012: Integration, Interaction, Innovation, Immersion, Inclusion
Journal name Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012
Place of Publication New York, USA
Publisher ACM
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1145/2414536.2414571
ISBN 9781450314381
Start page 194
End page 203
Total pages 10
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Childhood food allergies and intolerances are increasing in prevalence and can impact heavily on the healthrelated quality of life of children, in addition to placing a significant burden on parents and other caregivers. This paper reports on a multi-part research study in which we examined current use and future opportunities for software to support families dealing with childhood food allergies and intolerances. In the first part of our study, we conducted an online parent questionnaire and interviews with clinicians, in order to understand the challenges faced by families with food-allergic and foodintolerant children, as well as the current levels of technology use by these families. Based on the outcomes, we focused our subsequent attention on the design of food diary software to support the care of children with non-IgE adverse food reactions, which are extremely challenging to diagnose and monitor. We conducted a week-long food diary study and follow-up design workshop, in order to evaluate food diary compliance and to elicit design inspiration for a new food diary application.
Keyword Mobile health (mHealth)
Food allergens
Food intolerance
Child health
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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