Siek, Katie A.; Connelly, Kay H.; Rogers, Yvonne; Rohwer, Paul; Lambert, Desiree and Welch, Janet L.
When do we eat? An evaluation of food items input into an electronic monitoring application.
In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (Pervasive Health), 29 November - 1 Decemeber 2006, Innsbruck, Austria.
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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
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