Team HealthOwl

needlessoybeanMobile - Wireless

Dec 10, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Michael A. Diefenbach, Ph.D. & Kevin Durr

Mount Sinai School of Medicine &
notsoldseparately.com LLC

An app designed to make cancer screening and its
decision
-
making process simple and reliable

Background


Early detection is an important component to the
Nation’s cancer control efforts.


However:


Not every person benefits from screening


Screening can be distressing


Not all cancer screening procedures reduce Cancer
mortality


Screening recommendations vary across organizations


Thus, patients need to be


informed about their options


involved in the screening decision process

Aims of the App


Provide tailored cancer screening recommendations based
on recorded cancer family history and demographic
variables


Educate users about screening procedures & cancer
prevalance & mortality data by US state


Provides Pros and Cons of screening


Provide decision tool to aid in the decision making process


Testimonials from people who did/did not screen


Provide action plan to assist in identifing physicians,
communicating ones decision to provider, provide
information about screening for the non
-
insured



Provide reminders about screening appointments


Offers mental health resources for emotional distress


Theoretical Framework


Self
-
regulation framework (SLR) guides the development.
SLR has these key elements


Cancer relevant expectations, beliefs, including self
-
efficacy
beliefs and beliefs about screening and treatment


Cancer relevant affective states


Perceived competencies


The app will speak to each of these 3 key components, by:


Addressing beliefs and expectations


Providing reassuring messages and resources to cope with
distress


Offering detailed action plans

Use of public available data


Screening recommendations and screening information
will be generated from NCI’s PDQ and Medline+.



Prevelance data by state and county level for all major
cancers from
http://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov


Health
Owl
on these Platforms


The app will be available:



on the web


On mobile platforms


iPhone, Android, Blackberry & Windows Phone 7 , and the
Web (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari )


Key Technologies


HTML5, CSS3, jQueryMobile, PhoneGap



Visit
http://www.healthowl.org/tour/

to watch an interactive video tour of our prototype