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Young Diabetics' User Requirements of Insulin Pump

Lars-Ola Bligård (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design) ; Anna-Lisa Osvalder (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design)
Nordic Ergonomics Society 37th Annual Conference (2005)
[Konferensbidrag, övrigt]

Diabetics who need insulin are best treated with insulin pumps. However, many young diabetics choose not to use pumps. This study was based on a survey with young diabetics (13-29 years), with the objective to elicit user requirements from users and non-users of insulin pumps. The result showed that difficulties with wearing the pump in daily life were the main reason for not using it. The users prefer a small, easy handled pump, which is comfortable to wear, especially during physical activities and with tight cloths. If insulin pumps are designed with focus on attracting young non- users, the existing users will also gain benefits

Nyckelord: Insulin pumps, young diabetics, questionnaire survey, design

Denna post skapades 2005-12-03. Senast ändrad 2015-10-22.
CPL Pubid: 7808


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design (2005-2007)


Teknisk mekanik

Chalmers infrastruktur