Journal article

Public Perceptions of Diabetes, Healthy Living, and Conversational Agents in Singapore: Needs Assessment.

Dhakshenya Ardhithy Dhinagaran, Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Tobias Kowatsch, Konstadina Griva, James Donovan Best, Lorainne Tudor Car

JMIR Form Res | JMIR Publications Inc. | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: The incidence of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes is increasing in countries worldwide, including Singapore. Health professional-delivered healthy lifestyle interventions have been shown to prevent type 2 diabetes. However, ongoing personalized guidance from health professionals is not feasible or affordable at the population level. Novel digital interventions delivered using mobile technology, such as conversational agents, are a potential alternative for the delivery of healthy lifestyle change behavioral interventions to the public. OBJECTIVE: We explored perceptions and experiences of Singaporeans on healthy living, diabetes, and mobile health (mHealth) interventions ..

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