SMART-CHIT: A Self-Monitoring Adherence and Readiness Theory for Consumer Health Information Technologies among patients with co-morbid type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension
Dr Or, Ka Lun (Principal investigator)
Human factors engineering, Disease self-monitoring, Consumer health informatics, health behavior adoption
Others - Mechanical, Production and Industrial Engineering
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
1) This research aims to develop a theory-driven model of CHIT-based disease self-monitoring behavior to improve the understanding of the key factors that drive such behavior. Specifically, we will examine the effects of pertinent factors that determine self-monitoring of vital signs using a tablet-based self-monitoring system among chronically ill patients; 2) The specific aims and objectives of this study are (A1) to assess the key factors that affect the intention to perform CHIT-based disease self-monitoring and actual performance of such behavior among patients with co-morbid type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension; and (A2) to evaluate the magnitude of the effects of these factors using structural equation modeling; 3) Throughout the study, we will aim to provide recommendations and strategies for the effective design of patient-focused CHIT-augmented self-monitoring interventions.