The technologies for health promotion concern all the devices aimed at improving the well-being of people within their lifestyle. Mobile technologies can facilitate the adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyles because they involve users constantly any environment and at any time. The technological features of mobile devices, such as internet connection, global positioning system and accelerometers, increase the distribution of low cost scalable interactive applications that are customizable and accessible everywhere and at all times. The scientific evidence concerning the use of devices and mobile applications to change lifestyles show contradictory results when referring to maintaining a healthy lifestyle over time. The theories used up to now to explain how health behaviors are learned are less incisive to predict how tacitly learned habits can be changed. The technological intervention can represent daily support of the effective engagement, which can strengthen but not replace the relationship established between the person who has a non-communicable disease and his assistance team. The effectiveness of these interventions could increase through user's effective engagement, based on habits and self-monitoring, and the availability of personalized support systems.

Le nuove tecnologie per la salute nella prevenzione e nella cura dei Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) = [New technologies for health in the prevention and treatment of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)]

Guicciardi M.
Primo
Writing – Review & Editing
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Lecis R.
Secondo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
2020

Abstract

The technologies for health promotion concern all the devices aimed at improving the well-being of people within their lifestyle. Mobile technologies can facilitate the adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyles because they involve users constantly any environment and at any time. The technological features of mobile devices, such as internet connection, global positioning system and accelerometers, increase the distribution of low cost scalable interactive applications that are customizable and accessible everywhere and at all times. The scientific evidence concerning the use of devices and mobile applications to change lifestyles show contradictory results when referring to maintaining a healthy lifestyle over time. The theories used up to now to explain how health behaviors are learned are less incisive to predict how tacitly learned habits can be changed. The technological intervention can represent daily support of the effective engagement, which can strengthen but not replace the relationship established between the person who has a non-communicable disease and his assistance team. The effectiveness of these interventions could increase through user's effective engagement, based on habits and self-monitoring, and the availability of personalized support systems.
Habits; M-Health; Noncommunicable diseases; Self-monitoring
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