Get moving! Self-management support using mobile technology : a monitoring and feedback tool embedded in a counselling protocol to increase physical activity of patients with COPD or type 2 diabetes in primary care: the It’s LiFe! study

S. van der Weegen

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In the dissertations written by Sanne van der Weegen and Renée Verwey a newly developed motion measurement system is being described used as part of the care people suffering from diabetes or COPD are provided with. An evaluative survey carried out among twenty-four GP practices showed that patients tend to exercise an extra eleven minutes daily on average. The motion measurement system connects wirelessly to a smartphone and online coaching system. An app shows the number of minutes a patient has exercised in relation to his or her personal goals. In the GP practice, the nurse practitioner is able to monitor the exercise results by means of a coaching system.
The study carried out by van der Weegen focusses on the development and usability testing of the app and the validation of the motion measurement system.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • de Witte, Lucas, Supervisor
  • Spreeuwenberg, Marieke, Co-Supervisor
  • Tange, Huibert, Co-Supervisor
Award date16 Sept 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789461594600
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • motion measurement system
  • app
  • exercise programme
  • diabetes
  • COPD

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