Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 2085–2095

Developing a Web 2.0 Diabetes Care Support System with Evaluation from Care Provider Perspectives

  • Yung-Hsiu Lin
  • Rong-Rong Chen
  • Sophie Huey-Ming Guo
  • Hui-Yu Chang
  • Her-Kun Chang


Diabetes is a life-long illness condition that many diabetic patients end up with related complications resulted largely from lacking of proper supports. The success of diabetes care relies mainly on patient’s daily self-care activities and care providers’ continuous support. However, the self-care activities are socially bounded with patient’s everyday schedules that can easily be forgotten or neglected and the care support from providers has yet been fully implemented. This study develops a Web 2.0 diabetes care support system for patients to integrate required self-care activities with different context in order to enhance patient’s care knowledge and behavior adherence. The system also supports care managers in a health service center to conduct patient management through collecting patient’s daily physiological information, sharing care information, and maintaining patient-provider relationships. After the development, we evaluate the acceptance of the system through a group of nursing staffs.


Diabetes care Web 2.0 application Self-care support Technology acceptance model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yung-Hsiu Lin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rong-Rong Chen
    • 1
  • Sophie Huey-Ming Guo
    • 1
  • Hui-Yu Chang
    • 3
  • Her-Kun Chang
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate Institute of Business and ManagementChang Gung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Information ManagementTa-Hwa Institute of TechnologyHsinchuTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Information ManagementChang Gung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan

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