Procedure: measuring the outcome

For this study I am particularly interested in measuring; Quantitative the frequency of adherence/non-adherence Qualitative patterns in non-adherence causes for non-adherence barriers to adherence Direct observation would be the most precise way of measuring medication adherence. However, this method would not be feasible for this study. Direct observation would also likely influence the participant’s behaviour. Weighing up … Continue reading Procedure: measuring the outcome

Designing an MVP experiment for Behaviour change interventions

I wanted to answer the following questions so that I could design my experiment to be as realistic as possible: What is the most common form of temporary medication? What is the typical (or an example) length of time someone might be asked to take temporary medication for? What is a typical administration recommendation for how the temporary … Continue reading Designing an MVP experiment for Behaviour change interventions

Interview findings

Interviewing people who had taken temporary medication in the past taught me that many potential users found it difficult to remember to take their medication if they didn’t follow a strict routine in their home lives; such as eating at set times, being in their home at the same time every day.

Procedure: data gathering methods

When and how Anticipated UX – before usage Momentary UX – during usage Episodic UX – after usage Cumulative UX – over time Interviews Interviews Surveys Surveys Pill count Self-reporting Interviews Interviews give me the opportunity to gather deeper more detailed responses as well as question and encourage reflection on participants comments. Interviews also have the … Continue reading Procedure: data gathering methods

Influencing behaviour change – behaviour models

Foggs Behaviour Model – BlueSpan behaviour BlueSpan behaviour is one that attempts to do a familiar behaviour for a period of time. This behaviour model is appropriate for my research as most participants will have taken temporary medication in the past, so will be familiar with it, and will only need to do it for the course of their ‘prescription’.