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Mobile Graphic-based Communication: Investigating Reminder Notifications to Support Tuberculosis Treatment in Africa

Haji, Ali, Hussein Suleman and Ulrike Rivett (2014) Mobile Graphic-based Communication: Investigating Reminder Notifications to Support Tuberculosis Treatment in Africa. In Zhang , Yanchun, Guiging Yao, Jing He, Lei Wang, Neil R. Smalheiser and Xiaoxia Yin, Eds. Proceedings The 3rd International Conference on Health Information Science, Shenzhen, China LNCS(8423), pages 204-211, Shenzhen, China.

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Abstract

Visual communication is a method of communication using visual elements, which is suggested to be more effective than text or voice, and has the additional advantage that it, can also be used by who are unable to read. In this paper, the findings of a user requirements study, which was conducted at MnaziMmoja Hospital in Zanzibar, are presented. In a cross-sectional study, twenty nine people including TB patients and TB Health care workers were interviewed. The findings show that participants agreed that the use of mobile graphic-based communications could support TB patients in their treatment. The contribution of this work is the process to investigate and develop a new mobile graphic-based application for push notification services that are literacy-level and language agnostic.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:visual communication; mobile graphic-based; tuberculosis
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
K Computing Milieux: K.4 COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY
ID Code:970
Deposited By:Ali, Haji
Deposited On:16 September 2014