The Use of Mobile Applications Among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Results from Diabetes MILES Youth-Australia
Steven Trawley, Jessica L Browne, Virginia L Hagger, Christel Hendrieckx, Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Frans Pouwer, Timothy C Skinner, Jane Speight
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: The use of mobile applications ("apps") for diabetes management is a rapidly developing area and has relevance to adolescents who tend to be early technology adopters. Apps may be useful for supporting self-management or connecting young people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with their peers. However, outside controlled trials testing the effectiveness of apps, little is known about app usage in this population. Our aim was to explore app usage among adolescents with T1D. METHODS: Diabetes MILES Youth-Australia is a national, online cross-sectional survey focused on behavioral and psychosocial aspects relevant to adolescents with T1D. Associations between app usage and demographic, c..View full abstract
The Diabetes MILES Youth-Australia 2014 Survey was funded by the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Young People with Diabetes National Development Programme. The NDSS is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia. The authors thank the young people with diabetes and the parents who took part in the cognitive debriefing interviews and the Diabetes MILES Youth-Australia 2014 Survey. They acknowledge the generous advice of the NDSS Young People with Diabetes National Development Programme Expert Reference Group and the Diabetes MILES Youth-Australia Reference group for their consultation and contribution throughout the study and for their continued collaboration on the dissemination of findings.