Self-monitoring, self-awareness, and self-determination in cardiac rehabilitation

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Proceedings titleCHI'10 Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
ConferenceACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010), April 10-15, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Pages12131222; # of pages: 10
SubjectSelf-monitoring; cardiac rehabilitation; physical activity; dietary intake; health-related behavioural change
AbstractThe application of self-monitoring technologies to the problem of promoting health-related behavioural change has been an active area of research for many years. This paper reports on our investigations into health-related behavioural change within the context of a cardiac rehabilitation programme, and considers the role that selfmonitoring currently plays and may play in the future. We carried out semi-structured interviews with nineteen cardiac rehabilitation participants. Our main findings relate to distinctions between implicit and conscious change, tensions between cardiac rehabilitation and everyday life, the importance of self-awareness and self-determination, and an overall reluctance towards unnecessary selfmonitoring. In view of these findings, we then offer suggestions as to how self-monitoring technologies could be designed to suit this particular context of use.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Information Technology
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NPARC number15236564
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