M-Smart to Bowel & Activities before Laxative!

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Jennifer Wai-Ming Chan, Yin-Yee Lam, Nagi-Chun Lau, Wing-Yan Lau, Ho-Yee Lee, Sin-Yan Lee, Ka-Hei Leung, Yongshang Li

Abstract


Smart health is increasingly discussed worldwide to improve the quality of the life in the community since the rapid development of mobile health (m-health) and information technology. The growth of m-health becomes a great concern issue especially among the young population because the penetration of mobile phone or smart phone among youth is very high so mobile health on bowel habit can improve the adolescent health issue regarding constipation. In Hong Kong, the prevalence rate of constipation among secondary students is high than that in Taiwan because of high academic pressure, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. Lack of physical activity can be one of the risk factors causing constipation. Majority of secondary students focuses only on issues regarding their studies instead of the healthy bowel habit and increasing physical activity. Bowel habit mobile monitoring system provides a platform for exploring the daily bowel habits and promoting physical exercise to increase the bowel movement. The purpose of the study is to increase the awareness on changing in bowel habit and ameliorate cognitive aspects of the maintenance healthy bowel habit among the youth. It also probes the relationship between the bowel habit mobile monitoring system and the quality of the life of the adolescent. The system could be useful for further development of the m-health regarding the healthy bowel habits for the community.

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