Information, sharing and support in pregnancy: Addressing needs for mhealth design

Tamara Peyton, Erika Poole, Madhu Reddy, Jennifer Kraschnewski, Cynthia Chuang

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Abstract

Early pregnancy education and social support is crucial for women, in order to enable them to achieve a healthy pregnancy weight. Opportunities exist for mobile health support applications (mHealth) to aid in pregnancy health management. We present preliminary results of our study of lower-income pregnant American women, in order to understand the design need and challenges for potential mHealth interventions for pregnancy. We find that existing apps ignore the crucial role of the spouse, overstate the need for social sharing with strangers and fail to provide targeted and individualized information about early pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2014 - Companion Publication of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages213-216
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450325417
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Feb 15 2014Feb 19 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

Other17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period2/15/142/19/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Peyton, T., Poole, E., Reddy, M., Kraschnewski, J., & Chuang, C. (2014). Information, sharing and support in pregnancy: Addressing needs for mhealth design. In CSCW 2014 - Companion Publication of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 213-216). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2556420.2556489