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C. Maramis, V. Mylonopoulou, A. Stibe, M. Isomursu and I. Chouvarda, "Developing a Smartphone Application to Support Smoking Behavior Change through Social Comparison *," 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Berlin, Germany, 2019, pp. 6922-6925. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2019.8856672

Developing a smartphone application to support smoking behavior change through social comparison

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Author: Maramis, Christos1; Mylonopoulou, Vasiliki2; Stibe, Agnis3;
Organizations: 1Dept. of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
2Interact Research Group, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Transforming Wellbeing, ESLSCA Business School Paris, Paris, France
4Digital Design, IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.6 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019111237784
Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-11-12
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Abstract

The growing field of mHealth has often dealt with the modification of harmful behaviors, such as smoking, that are associated with medical conditions. Smoking behavior has been targeted by numerous mHealth smoking cessation interventions with the help of a wide range of behavior change support (BCS) techniques. However, the exploitation of the established BCS technique of social comparison by mHealth research on smoking cessation has been limited. Based on up-to-date BCS theory and following a user-centered design, we have developed a novel smartphone application, namely QuitIT!, for smoking behavior modification with the help of social comparison. This paper presents the development of QuitIT! as well as its preliminary evaluation through a small pilot study. The latter has yield encouraging initial results concerning the feasibility and the effectiveness of QuitIT! as an mHealth tool for smoking BCS.

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Series: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
ISSN: 2375-7477
ISSN-E: 1557-170X
ISSN-L: 2375-7477
ISBN: 978-1-5386-1311-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-1312-2
Pages: 6922 - 6925
DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2019.8856672
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8856672
Host publication: 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 23-27 July 2019, Berlin, Germany
Conference: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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