Towards an Ontology-driven Framework to Enable Development of Personalized mHealth Solutions for Cancer Survivors' Engagement in Healthy Living

Sahiti Myneni, Muhammad Amith, Yimin Geng, Cui Tao

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Abstract

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer survivors manage an array of health-related issues. Survivorship Care Plans (SCPs) have the potential to empower these young survivors by providing information regarding treatment summary, late-effects of cancer therapies, healthy lifestyle guidance, coping with work-life-health balance, and follow-up care. However, current mHealth infrastructure used to deliver SCPs has been limited in terms of flexibility, engagement, and reusability. The objective of this study is to develop an ontology-driven survivor engagement framework to facilitate rapid development of mobile apps that are targeted, extensible, and engaging. The major components include ontology models, patient engagement features, and behavioral intervention technologies. We apply the proposed framework to characterize individual building blocks ('survivor digilegos'), which form the basis for mHealth tools that address user needs across the cancer care continuum. Results indicate that the framework (a) allows identification of AYA survivorship components, (b) facilitates infusion of engagement elements, and (c) integrates behavior change constructs into the design architecture of survivorship applications. Implications for design of patient-engaging chronic disease management solutions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2015
Subtitle of host publicationeHealth-Enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics
EditorsAndrew Georgiou, Indra Neil Sarkar, Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques
PublisherIOS Press
Pages113-117
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995630
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, MEDINFO 2015 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Aug 19 2015Aug 23 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume216
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, MEDINFO 2015
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period8/19/158/23/15

Keywords

  • Cancer survivor
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Ontology
  • Patient engagement
  • mHealth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Myneni, S., Amith, M., Geng, Y., & Tao, C. (2015). Towards an Ontology-driven Framework to Enable Development of Personalized mHealth Solutions for Cancer Survivors' Engagement in Healthy Living. In A. Georgiou, I. N. Sarkar, & P. M. de Azevedo Marques (Eds.), MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-Enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics (pp. 113-117). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 216). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-564-7-113