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SMART-MEDS: Development of a Medication Adherence App for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients based on a Gamified Behaviour Change Model

Published inAMIA Annual Symposium proceedings, vol. 2018, p. 413-421
Publication date2018
First online date2018-12-05
Abstract

Patient adherence to medications is crucial for reducing cardiovascular risk after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Although causes for low adherence are diverse, forgetfulness and lack of awareness about treatment importance are accountable for many cases. As a result, medication reminder apps have attempted to tackle this problem. In our work, we present the development of an app with gamification mechanisms to foster adherence and to support the behavior change processes of the Health Access Process Approach (HAPA) theoretical framework. To design our intervention, we relied on a user-centric approach. We listed the main factors related to high and low adherence from the Medication Adherence Reasons Scale (MAR-Scale) and identified functionalities that could address it. We focused in particular on forgetfulness, knowledge and beliefs about medication as the main barriers for adherence. We implemented a quiz and storytelling as gamification strategies to help motivate patients complete their medication journal and to maintain adherence on the long-term.

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Keywords
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Medication Adherence / psychology
  • Mobile Applications
  • Motivation
Citation (ISO format)
EHRLER, Frédéric et al. SMART-MEDS: Development of a Medication Adherence App for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients based on a Gamified Behaviour Change Model. In: AMIA Annual Symposium proceedings, 2018, vol. 2018, p. 413–421.
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