Developing a web 2.0 diabetes care support system with evaluation from care provider perspectives

J Med Syst. 2012 Aug;36(4):2085-95. doi: 10.1007/s10916-011-9672-7. Epub 2011 Mar 3.


Diabetes is a life-long illness condition that many diabetic patients end up with related complications resulted largely from lacking of proper supports. The success of diabetes care relies mainly on patient's daily self-care activities and care providers' continuous support. However, the self-care activities are socially bounded with patient's everyday schedules that can easily be forgotten or neglected and the care support from providers has yet been fully implemented. This study develops a Web 2.0 diabetes care support system for patients to integrate required self-care activities with different context in order to enhance patient's care knowledge and behavior adherence. The system also supports care managers in a health service center to conduct patient management through collecting patient's daily physiological information, sharing care information, and maintaining patient-provider relationships. After the development, we evaluate the acceptance of the system through a group of nursing staffs.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Middle Aged
  • Nursing Staff / psychology*
  • Self Care*
  • Social Media*
  • Social Support*
  • Software Design*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Young Adult