Mobile health App for patients in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery

Renata Savian Colvero de Oliveira, Sriram Iyengar, Grace T.M. Dal Sasso

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There is evidence that digital technology can positively contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as total cholesterol, physical activity, healthy diet, and medication adherence. For this, mHealth is an ally that can provide self-management of CVD, such as medical recommendations, medical consultations, reminders, and notifications for disease monitoring. The main objective of this master's thesis project is to develop a digital health support application for the postoperative period of cardiac surgery and to evaluate its usability criteria based on the user's experience. It will be technological, innovative research of a quantitative nature. The design of the mobile application prototype will follow the principles of The Design Science Research Methodology. It will also consider the Persuasive Systems Design, motivating users by leveraging social support and encouraging people to continue using it. We will apply a usability test with physicians, nurses, programmers, and patients in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery in a hospital in southern Brazil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Behaviour Change Support Systems, BCSS 2023 - Hybrid, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: Apr 19 2023 → …


  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Mobile Applications
  • Persuasive Systems Design
  • Postoperative Care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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