Thursday, 10 April 2014

Arjuna, Jon, Susanna and Lizzie on mHealth, Diabetes and Obesity!

During our six weeks attached to the RAT group, we have been comparing and contrasting case studies on two participants from a feasibility study. The study looked at using a mhealth device in helping to induce weight loss, blood sugar and increase adherence to treatment program. 

We had several meetings with our supervisor, Peter Cudd where we discussed in length resolutions to any problems we faced. 

This opportunity has allowed us to develop our skills both in research and writing of academic papers. We have gained useful knowledge into the potential uses and benefits of mhealth which could play a vital part in our future careers as doctors. – Written by Arjuna Brodie and Jon Finn

We looked at a study on whether mobile technology can help people lose weight and improve their diabetes. We were both given 2 patients to study and had to investigate whether they had found an mHealth device useful in losing weight and whether there were other things going on in their lives that could have had an impact on their weight. It was interesting to learn about research as it’s not something either of us had much experience of. We also learned new skills to take forward! We both found this project challenging but  rewarding to see our finished projects and to learn more about obesity and diabetes. – Written by Susanna Sherwin and Lizzie Ring

Arjuna Brodie (left), Susanna Sherwin, Lizzie Ring, Jon Finn (right)
The Starting Motor Project was funded by CLAHRC South Yorkshire and is continuing through the CLAHRC YH programme. The project is part of the Telehealth and Care Technologies (TaCT) theme of CLAHRC.

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