Designing an ICT self-management service: suggestions from persons with type 2 diabetes

Cecilia Gardsten, Christina Mörtberg, Kerstin Blomqvist

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This paper reports the wishes and needs of people with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) for a future information and communication technology (ICT) self-management service to help manage their condition and their everyday life. Diabetes is a chronic disease affecting more and more people and placing increasing demands on health care. The self-management of diabetes includes instrumental and, decision-making skills and skills in managing daily activities, which may be supported by an ICT service. In this study we used a participatory design including two sessions of Future Workshop (FW) as part of a larger research project on the self-management of diabetes. Adults with type 2 diabetes participated in two FW sessions in which their expressed wishes and needs for an ICT service all fell under the broad category of Acceptance of the diagnosis, with three other suggestions; Trust in partnerships, Communication, and Individualized information. The participants’ experience of the FW as a democratic process and their appreciation of mutual learning contributed to these results, which are consistent with the aims of person-centred care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-206
Number of pages9
JournalHealth and Technology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Medical and Health Sciences (3)


  • Chronic disease selfmanagement
  • Future workshop
  • ICTservice
  • Participatory design
  • Person-centred care
  • Type 2 diabetes


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