Supporting Self-Care of Adolescents with Nut Allergy Through Video and Mobile Educational Tools

Neil Davidson, John Vines, Tom Bartindale, Selina Sutton, David Green, Rob Comber, Madeline Balaam, Patrick Olivier, Gillian Vance

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Abstract

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction which is rapid in onset. Adolescents living with anaphylaxis risk often lack the knowledge and skills required to safely manage their condition or talk to friends about it. We designed an educational intervention comprising group discussion around videos of simulated anaphylaxis scenarios and a mobile application containing video-based branching anaphylaxis narratives. We trialed the intervention with 36 nut allergic adolescents. At 1-year follow-up participants had improved adrenaline auto-injector skills and carriage, disease- and age-specific Quality of Life and confidence in anaphylaxis management. At 3-year follow-up adrenaline carriage improved further and confidence remained higher. Participants expressed how the education session was a turning point in taking control of their allergy and how the app facilitated sharing about anaphylaxis with others. We contribute insights regarding design of mobile self-care and peer-support applications for health in adolescence, and discuss strengths and limitations of video-based mobile health interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM Association for Computing Machinery
Pages1078–1092
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781450346559
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2017
Event2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Denver, United States
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017

Publication series

NameCHI '17
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

Conference

Conference2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2017
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/05/1711/05/17

Keywords

  • mobile health
  • patient education
  • mixed methods
  • anaphylaxis
  • adolescents
  • health
  • food allergy
  • video

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