Nudging CHronic disease mANaGemEnt for empowering citizens: The CHANGE project

Giada Pietrabissa, Roberto Cattivelli, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Vanessa Bertuzzi, Emanuele Maria Giusti

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Objective: Chronic diseases (CDs) are major causes of deaths, disabilities and healthcare expenditure worldwide. Interventions aimed to prevent or mitigate the impact of CDs need to be added to the traditional healthcare methods. The main purpose of the CHANGE project is the development and validation of a new Nudge theory-based Information and Communications Technology (ICT) coach system for monitoring and empowering patients with CDs. Methods: A randomized controlled clinical trial involving 200 patients with CDs will be implemented. Online assessment of demographic, psychological, neuropsychological, and behavioral outcomes will be carried out through the users' device (smartwatches). A machine learning algorithm-based profile will elaborate specific nudge-based notifications, and suggestions will be returned to par- ticipants via the CHANGE App. Expected results: real-time monitoring and tutoring will prevent/ decelerate the worsening of clinical conditions and will improve the physical and psychosocial health of patients with CDs. Moreover, the provision of tailored care actions will contribute to a more sustainable healthcare system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPSYCHOBIT 2020 Psychology-Based Technologies 2020 Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Psychology-Based Technologies Naples, Italy, September 28-29, 2020.
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2nd Symposium of Psychology-Based Technologies, PSYCHOBIT 2020 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 28 Sep 202029 Sep 2020


Conference2nd Symposium of Psychology-Based Technologies, PSYCHOBIT 2020
CityNaples, Italy


  • Big Data
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Machine Learning
  • Nudge Theory


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