Feasibility and usability of an ontology-based mobile intervention for patients with hypertension

Mobile health interventions offer unique advantages and novel approaches to helping individuals manage hypertension. However, current interventions often lack theoretical and scientific grounding. The goal of this study, in which Can-Change member Dr. Michael Vallis took part, is to effectively model the knowledge, concepts and relationships relevant to the management of a chronic illness like hypertension, and to implement this knowledge model within a mobile self-management application that can be used by patients. The study concludes that it is possible to model existing information about the management of hypertension as an ontology. Given the nature of ontological models, this approach can be easily modified to address a variety of… Continue reading“Feasibility and usability of an ontology-based mobile intervention for patients with hypertension”