MAHI

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Lena Mamykina
Andrew Miller

Managing chronic disease effectively and economically is an increasingly critical healthcare issue. Self-care of chronic disease, a growing phenomenon, represents an opportunity to address this issue. Advances in computing technologies help individuals with chronic diseases collect unprecedented volumes of health-related data. However, engaging in reflective analysis of the collected data may be challenging for the untrained individuals. MAHI (Mobile Access to Health Information) is a health monitoring application that assists newly diagnosed individuals with diabetes in acquiring and developing reflective thinking skills through social interaction with diabetes educators. Our studies with MAHI explore both the effect on patient self-management skills and goals, as well as the patient's own perception of their ability to impact their health.

Related Publications

MAHI: investigation of social scaffolding for reflective thinking in diabetes management

Mamykina, L., Mynatt, E. D., Davidson, P., and Greenblatt, D. MAHI: investigation of social scaffolding for reflective thinking in diabetes management. Proceedings of the 26th annual SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '08). Florence, Italy. [pdf]

Constructing Identities through Storytelling in Diabetes Management

Mamykina, L., Miller, A. D., Mynatt, E. D., Greenblatt, D. (2010). Constructing Identities through Storytelling in Diabetes Management. Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI ’10). Atlanta, GA. [pdf]

Investigating and supporting health management practices of individuals with diabetes

Mamykina, L. and Mynatt, E.D. (2007). Investigating and supporting health management practices of individuals with diabetes. In Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGMOBILE international workshop on Systems and networking support for healthcare and assisted living environments (HealthNet 2007). 49-54.

Chronic Care Management: An Opportunity for Collaborative Technologies

Abowd, G.D., Hayes, G.R., Kientz, J.A., Mamykina L., Mynatt E.D. (2006). Chronic Care Management: An Opportunity for Collaborative Technologies. Human Computer Interaction Consortium Workshop (HCIC’06). Colorado, USA. [pdf]

Investigating health management practices of individuals with diabetes

Mamykina, L., Mynatt, E. D., and Kaufman, D. R. (2006). Investigating health management practices of individuals with diabetes. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '06). Montréal, Québec, Canada, April 22 - 27. R. Grinter, T. Rodden, P. Aoki, E. Cutrell, R. Jeffries, and G. Olson, Eds. New York, NY, 927-936. [pdf]