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Personalization Dimensions for MHealth to Improve Behavior Change: A Scoping Review

Presented at Proceedings of the EFMI 2020 Special Topic Conference, Tampere (Finland) - virtual, November 2020
PublisherAmsterdam : IOS Press
  • Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; 275
Publication date2020-11-23
First online date2020-11-23

Due to the large number of smartphone users, mHealth has become a popular support to foster users’ health behavior change Personalization is an important factor to increase the effectiveness of mHealth interventions. Based on a literature review, we have listed and categorized personalization concepts associated with behavior change in mHealth into 4 dimensions, users, system functionalities, information, and app properties. The users dimension refers to user-related characteristics such as personality, player profile, need for cognition and perception of social norms. The system functionalities contain the functionalities that can be found in applications such as reminders as well as gamification functionalities such as collectibles. The information dimension concerns the way information is transmitted, such as the source of the message must be expert or the type of feedback to be provided. Finally, there are app properties such as the aesthetics of the application. For the next part, it would be interesting to discover the links we can make between the dimensions.

  • Application
  • Behavior Change Theory
  • Gamification
  • Health
  • MHealth
  • Mobile
  • Personalization
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GOSETTO, Laëtitia, EHRLER, Frédéric, FALQUET, Gilles. Personalization Dimensions for MHealth to Improve Behavior Change: A Scoping Review. In: Integrated Citizen Centered Digital Health and Social Care: Citizens as Data Producers and Service co-Creators. Tampere (Finland) - virtual. Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2020. p. 77–81. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics) doi: 10.3233/SHTI200698
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