Journal article

Quantifying the Activities of Self-quantifiers: Management of Data, Time and Health

Manal Almalki, Fernando Martin Sanchez, Kathleen Gray, IN Sarkar (ed.), A Georgiou (ed.), PMD Marques (ed.)

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | IOS PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

Current self-quantification systems (SQS) are limited in their ability to support the acquisition of health-related information essential for individuals to make informed decisions based on their health status. They do not offer services such as data handling and data aggregation in a single place, and using multiple types of tools for this purpose complicates data and health self-management for self-quantifiers. An online survey was used to elicit information from self-quantifiers about the methods they used to undertake key activities related to health self-management. This paper provides empirical evidence about self-quantifiers' time spent using different data collection, data handling, ..

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