Development of a cellphone based monitoring and management-support system for anti-retroviral therapy

dc.contributor.advisorTapson, Jonathanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAnand, Samir Aneilen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-31T11:00:00Z
dc.date.available2014-07-31T11:00:00Z
dc.date.issued2005en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 129-135).
dc.description.abstractHIV/Aids has had a major impact on global society since its discovery in 1981.Over the last two decades, HIV treatment research has resulted in the developmentof antiretroviral (ARV) drug therapy and treatment. However, there are many challenges to ARV Therapy (ART) and these challenges are further extended in the resource limited developing world, where the majority of infections occur. Therefore, ART is regarded as not only a medical challenge, but a logistical, monitoring and management challenge that requires the development and implementation of supporting systems. The Cell-Life system is a prototype engineering concept that uses locally available ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies), such as GSM (Global System for Mobile) and Internet connectivity to provide monitoring and management support for ART. This dissertation is an investigation and development of the system in order to create an effective solution for public health sector clinics.The investigation process is based upon a user-centred HCI (Human Computer Interface) model and it is carried out on five components of the system: cellphonemenu applications, SMS data submission and database integration, web applications, servers and user guide and training. This research has resulted in a progressive advancement and transformation of the prototype concept through the development, testing and pilot site implementation of an updated suite of components with valuable findings from usability testing. This study confirms that locally available ICTs can be developed to empower the resource limited clinic level public health sector to overcome some of the challenges of ART. This essentially contributes to bridging the “digital divide” and providing support in the developing context.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationAnand, S. A. (2005). <i>Development of a cellphone based monitoring and management-support system for anti-retroviral therapy</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Electrical Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5236en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationAnand, Samir Aneil. <i>"Development of a cellphone based monitoring and management-support system for anti-retroviral therapy."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Electrical Engineering, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5236en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationAnand, S. 2005. Development of a cellphone based monitoring and management-support system for anti-retroviral therapy. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Anand, Samir Aneil AB - HIV/Aids has had a major impact on global society since its discovery in 1981.Over the last two decades, HIV treatment research has resulted in the developmentof antiretroviral (ARV) drug therapy and treatment. However, there are many challenges to ARV Therapy (ART) and these challenges are further extended in the resource limited developing world, where the majority of infections occur. Therefore, ART is regarded as not only a medical challenge, but a logistical, monitoring and management challenge that requires the development and implementation of supporting systems. The Cell-Life system is a prototype engineering concept that uses locally available ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies), such as GSM (Global System for Mobile) and Internet connectivity to provide monitoring and management support for ART. This dissertation is an investigation and development of the system in order to create an effective solution for public health sector clinics.The investigation process is based upon a user-centred HCI (Human Computer Interface) model and it is carried out on five components of the system: cellphonemenu applications, SMS data submission and database integration, web applications, servers and user guide and training. This research has resulted in a progressive advancement and transformation of the prototype concept through the development, testing and pilot site implementation of an updated suite of components with valuable findings from usability testing. This study confirms that locally available ICTs can be developed to empower the resource limited clinic level public health sector to overcome some of the challenges of ART. This essentially contributes to bridging the “digital divide” and providing support in the developing context. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - Development of a cellphone based monitoring and management-support system for anti-retroviral therapy TI - Development of a cellphone based monitoring and management-support system for anti-retroviral therapy UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5236 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/5236
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationAnand SA. Development of a cellphone based monitoring and management-support system for anti-retroviral therapy. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Electrical Engineering, 2005 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5236en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineeringen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherElectrical Engineeringen_ZA
dc.titleDevelopment of a cellphone based monitoring and management-support system for anti-retroviral therapyen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen_ZA
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