Towards Data-Driven Persuasive Coaching in a Heart Failure Telemonitoring Technology

Roberto Cruz Martinez, Floor Sieverink, Robin Wesselink, Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen

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Heart failure is a common disorder associated with high morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and treatment of exacerbations can lower the amount of (re-)hospitalizations. Patients can be supported to self-manage their disease by integrating persuasive coaching in a telemonitoring technology. The Twente TEACH Consortium is a multidisciplinary partnership, under which the iMediSense telemonitoring technology was developed. A mixed-methods approach was used to evaluate and improve the behavioral support of this platform. Methods included log data analysis, stakeholder interviews, usability tests, and a scoping literature review. Results showed that iMediSense is easy to use, achieving high adherence in a sixty days pilot study. A conceptual behavior change module grounded in goal setting theory was developed to provide persuasive coaching. We discuss the potential of our method, the implications of our findings , and present our ideas for further research to advance knowledge of a data-driven persuasive coaching approach to support behavior change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCo-located with the 13th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (PERSUASIVE 2018)
EditorsFloor Sieverink, Randy Klaassen, Robby van Delden, Jobke Wenzel, Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, Dirk Heylen, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


  • Heart Failure
  • Telemonitoring
  • Persuasive Technology
  • Self-management

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