Tag: Persuasive Technology

HealthType – using personality theory to make mobile health more persuasive

Changing health behaviors to scientifically recommended actions has the potential to prevent 80% of all chronic illnesses. Not only are healthy behaviors the key to preventing chronic disease, but they are also the mainstay for treating chronic illness. Yet, one of the greatest challenges clinicians face is successfully facilitating health behavior change among their patients. Experts in behavior modification and lifestyle medicine are calling for innovative and tailored approaches to assist clinicians.