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dc.contributor.authorSurkan, P.J.
dc.contributor.authorLagerros, Y.T.
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, C.C.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-26T14:44:27Z
dc.date.available2019-08-26T14:44:27Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85070513123&doi=10.3390%2fijerph16152715&partnerID=40&md5=43357578aad3658f0a5ac67a1f4a2a0b
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/10397
dc.description.abstractSocial networks have the potential to enhance Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) self-management. We used qualitative methods to study if and how mobile application (app) functions that mobilize social resources to improve T2DM management would be desired in a low-income African American community. Data were collected through community discussions and in-depth interviews with 78 participants in 2016–2018. Participants included individuals with self-reported pre-diabetes, T2DM, close family members or friends of a T2DM patient, and healthcare providers. Open-ended questions solicited information about challenges with T2DM management and gathered ideas on features of a mobile app that could address them. Data were transcribed and thematically coded by two coders using Atlas-ti. Regarding types of app functions, main themes included: (1) the importance of having support in diabetes self-care; (2) using informal networks to help to each other; and (3) monitoring one another through an app. Suggested app features included reminders for and transportation to medical visits, sharing information and exercise companionship, and providing opportunities for monitoring by friends/family members, especially in case of emergencies. Participants viewed an app as a potential vehicle for reinforcing accomplishments in T2DM self-management. Future research should implement and test an app with these features in this or similar communities. Copyright 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding: This research was supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR, NIH) through grant number: R21NR015577.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16152715en_US
dc.language.isoen-USen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.subjectDiabetesen_US
dc.subjectMHealthen_US
dc.subjectMobile applicationen_US
dc.subjectSocial networken_US
dc.subjectType 2 diabetes mellitusen_US
dc.titleCommunity-Driven Priorities in Smartphone Application Development: Leveraging Social Networks to Self-Manage Type 2 Diabetes in a Low-Income African American Neighborhooden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16152715


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