A circle of friends: Persuasive tools to improve heart health

Jamie Sanders, Tanjala S. Purnell, Jeanne Charleston, Ina Glenn-Smith, Aqueasha Martin-Hammond

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading causes of death in the United States and worldwide. While CVD risk factors are well-known and many can be changed with diet and exercise, more research is needed to understand how to design effective interventions that help patients reduce CVD risk. In this paper, we present the results of a content analysis of the Health Freedom Circle of Friends (COF) Walking Program, a community-based health program run by a public health non-profit that has been shown to reduce CVD risks. We examine the design to better understand the persuasive tools used as well as parts of the design that might benefit from a technological intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGROUP 2020 - Companion of the 2020 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages107-110
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367677
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 6 2020
Event21st ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP 2020 - Sanibel Island, United States
Duration: Jan 6 2020Jan 8 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work

Conference

Conference21st ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySanibel Island
Period1/6/201/8/20

Keywords

  • Community-based participatory research
  • Health equity
  • Heart disease
  • Personal informatics
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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