User insights for design of an antihypertensive medication management application

Kenneth A. Blocker, Kathleen C. Insel, Jeannie K. Lee, Qiong Nie, Abidemi Ajuwon, Wendy A. Rogers

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Abstract

Hypertension is the most common chronic disease affecting older adults (65+) in the United States. Unfortunately, many struggle to adhere to their antihypertensive medications as only about half diagnosed with the disease have it controlled. Therefore, there is a need for designing supportive medication management systems to aid this population with their antihypertensive medications, especially using increasingly adopted technologies such as smartphones. The preferences of older adults with hypertension must be considered when designing such systems for this population. Six older adults participated in structured interviews to inform the design of the Medication Education, Decision Support, Reminding and Monitoring System (MEDSReM). Results revealed management needs, design insights, and reminder preferences, as well as mostly positive opinions regarding technology use for medication management. These findings informed the development of MEDSReM with the goal of supporting older adults in successfully managing their antihypertensive medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1077-1081
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510889538
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2018Oct 5 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period10/1/1810/5/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Blocker, K. A., Insel, K. C., Lee, J. K., Nie, Q., Ajuwon, A., & Rogers, W. A. (2018). User insights for design of an antihypertensive medication management application. In 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 (pp. 1077-1081). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc..