Indigenous people living with cancer

developing a mobile health app for improving their psychological well-being

Seyedezahra Shadi Erfani, Christopher Lawrence, Babak Abedin, Ghassan Beydoun, Leone Malimu

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Abstract

Poor cancer outcomes experienced by Indigenous Australians result from advanced cancer stages at diagnosis, poorer uptake of and adherence to treatments, higher levels of co-morbidity, and poorer access to inclusive and culturally appropriate care compared with non-Indigenous Australians. Socio-economics and social support can mitigate these problems. Technology-based interventions hold considerable promise for enhancing social support. This paper asks what are the key features of a mobile health application designed to improve the social support and consequently psychological well-being of Indigenous Australians living with cancer? To answer this question, a comprehensive literature review of studies conducted in information systems and health disciplines has been undertaken and a theoretical model is proposed. This study contributes to the existing knowledge base through the development of a new theoretical model and the introduction of the features of a mobile health application that may have a positive impact among Indigenous Australian cancer patients’ psychological well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMCIS 2017 proceedings
Subtitle of host publication23rd America's Conference on Information Systems
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683142
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2017 - Boston, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201712 Aug 2017

Conference

Conference23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period10/08/1712/08/17

Keywords

  • Cancer affected people
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Mobile application

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    Erfani, S. S., Lawrence, C., Abedin, B., Beydoun, G., & Malimu, L. (2017). Indigenous people living with cancer: developing a mobile health app for improving their psychological well-being. In AMCIS 2017 proceedings: 23rd America's Conference on Information Systems [10] Boston, MA: Association for Information Systems.