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Improving the design of mobile apps for people with long-term conditions

Research Title: How best should electronic personal health records be designed and utilised to help patients get the full benefit of their prescribed medication.

Department: School of Computing

Help us find out how we can design a personal health record (i.e. mobile app, website, and sensor) to improve medication adherence for adults with long-term conditions.

The research asks participants to:
1.      Provide consent (online – can be found in the website – on take-part tab).
2.      Take part to a 30 minute online or telephone interview (audio-recorded only).
3.      Fill in a 5 minute-long survey.

All three steps are one-off and no further action is required.
There will be no face-to-face contact, no need to travel, thus the interview and the survey will be done from the comfort of your own home or favorite coffee shop.

Find out more:
Please fill in the form if you would like to participate:

Volunteers must be:

  • Age: 18+
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both

  • You can participate if you have a long-term condition and you are using a mobile app, website or sensor to help you manage it.
  • You will be excluded if you are pregnant or if you have a mental health issue.

More Information:

All patients should be able to benefit from the use of a more tailored app, website or sensor.

The range of potential benefits provided by apps is not fully understood; thus the design and use of apps based on the current experiences and ideas of people with long-term conditions is the best way forward.

  • Dates: 25/10/2018 to 18/08/2019
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Location: online

If you would like more information, contact Elisavet Andrikopoulou at

Study website:

To participate:

Alternative email:

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: The study has NHS REC/HRA approval (18/NE/0253).

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