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Title:Why do mobile phone-based smoking cessation interventions struggle and how can we make them more effective?
Author(s):Ahmed, Shameem; Sharmin, Moushumi
Subject(s):health informtics
Abstract:Tobacco epidemic has become one of the major threats for public health. Several intervention techniques have focused on this issue. However, due to high cost and inadequate accessibility, a vast majority of the smokers are unable to receive benefits from these interventions. Wide availability of mobile phones and growing number of users inspired researchers to utilize mobile phones as a cost-effective, accessible medium for designing smoking cessation interventions. Though promising, these interventions are struggling to support users’ needs. In this paper, we conduct a systematic review of 69 articles available in four major databases (PubMed, Web of Science, ACM Digital Library, and IEEE Xplore). Our objective is to identify areas where cessation techniques succeeded and areas that remain challenging. We propose a set of implications guided by theories of cognitive dissonance, health behavior change, and assistive technologies that can inform future research, and guide the design of smoking cessation interventions.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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