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Act Collectively: Opportunities for Technologies to Support Low-Income Children with Asthma

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Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Human Computer Interaction

4 - 8 July 2011

Healthcare, Communication, Coordination, Low-income children with asthma, Collaborative technologies

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      Asthma is one of the most common childhood chronic diseases in the world, and the nature of paediatric asthma management inherently requires intense collaborative care. In this paper, we report the results of a multi-method qualitative inquiry aimed at understanding paediatric asthma management and the potential for technologies to support low-income families. Our findings highlight three themes around the challenges to managing paediatric asthma faced by low-income families in the US: information sharing about environmental triggers, health communication and coordination, and the need for social support. Additionally, we critique existing solutions in light of the needs of families and suggest new avenues for designing for effective asthma management.

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      [1 ]School of Interactive Computing

      Georgia Institute of Technology

      85 5 th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
      [2 ]Department of Informatics

      Donald Bren School of Information and Computer

      Science, University of California, Irvine

      Donald Bren Hall 5042, Irvine, CS 92697-3440, USA
      July 2011
      July 2011
      : 413-420
      © Hee Young Jeong et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

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      Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction
      Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
      4 - 8 July 2011
      Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
      Human Computer Interaction
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