Insights From An Investigation Of The Design Of A Consumer Health 2.0 Application To Address The Relationship Between On-Line Social Networks And Health-Related Behaviours

Conference contribution


Publication Details

Author(s): Wickramasinghe N, Teoh SY, Durst C, Viol J
Editor(s): RMIT University
Publication year: 2013
Conference Proceedings Title: ACIS Proceedings 2013


Abstract


The rapidly increasing prevalence of obesity is a phenomenon often referred to as the "obesity epidemic". Literature suggests social networks to be one of the most important dimension of people's social environment that may enable or constrain the adoption of health-promoting behaviors. Given that online social networks are becoming more important in people's daily lives, this research in progress incorporated a design science research methodology for designing a Health 2.0 Facebook application to investigate the relationship of online social networks and health-related behaviors in the context of obesity. Specifically, the application enables medical and healthcare practitioners to (1) understand the effect of obesity propagation in online social networks; (2) identify potential online intervention strategies to disseminate health-related information to the right group of people and (3) to offer services fostering positive health-related behaviours or to promote behaviour change advice.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Löffler, Carolin
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insbesondere im Dienstleistungsbereich
Viol, Janine
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, insbesondere im Dienstleistungsbereich


How to cite

APA:
Wickramasinghe, N., Teoh, S.Y., Durst, C., & Viol, J. (2013). Insights From An Investigation Of The Design Of A Consumer Health 2.0 Application To Address The Relationship Between On-Line Social Networks And Health-Related Behaviours. In RMIT University (Eds.), ACIS Proceedings 2013.

MLA:
Wickramasinghe, Nilmini, et al. "Insights From An Investigation Of The Design Of A Consumer Health 2.0 Application To Address The Relationship Between On-Line Social Networks And Health-Related Behaviours." Proceedings of the ACIS Proceedings 2013 Ed. RMIT University, 2013.

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