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Investigating Daily Practices of Self-care to Inform the Design of Supportive Health Technologies for Living and AgeingWell with HIV

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Caroline ClaisseORCiD, Dr Simone Stumpf, Professor Abi DurrantORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by ACM, 2022.

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We report on a Diary Study investigating daily practices of Self-care by seven UK adults living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), to understand their routines, experiences, needs and concerns, informing Self-care technology design to support living well. We advance a developing HCI literature evidencing how digital tools for self-managing health do not meet the complex needs of those living with long-term conditions, especially those from marginalised communities. Our evaluation of using a Self-care Diary as Design Probe responds to calls to study Self-care practices so that future digital health tools are better grounded in lived experiences of managing multi-morbidity. We contribute to HCI discourses including Personal Health Informatics, Lived Informatics and Reflection by illuminating psychosocial challenges for practicing and self-reporting on Self-care. We offer design implications from a Critical Digital Health perspective, addressing barriers to technology use related to trust, privacy, and representation, gaining new significance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Author(s): Claisse C, Kasadha B, Stumpf S, Durrant AC

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: CHI '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Year of Conference: 2022

Pages: Article No.: 524

Online publication date: 29/04/2022

Acceptance date: 18/11/2021

Date deposited: 10/02/2022

Publisher: ACM


DOI: 10.1145/3491102.3501970

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ISBN: 9781450391573