Activity Theory as a Theoretical Framework for Health Self-Quantification: A Systematic Review of Empirical Studies
Manal Almalki, Kathleen Gray, Fernando Martin-Sanchez
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: Self-quantification (SQ) is a way of working in which, by using tracking tools, people aim to collect, manage, and reflect on personal health data to gain a better understanding of their own body, health behavior, and interaction with the world around them. However, health SQ lacks a formal framework for describing the self-quantifiers' activities and their contextual components or constructs to pursue these health related goals. Establishing such framework is important because it is the first step to operationalize health SQ fully. This may in turn help to achieve the aims of health professionals and researchers who seek to make or study changes in the self-quantifiers' health s..View full abstract
Funding for MA's PhD research is supported by a scholarship from Jazan University and a top-up scholarship from the Melbourne Networked Society Institute at the University of Melbourne.