Imperial College London

ProfessorRobertIstepanian

Faculty of MedicineInstitute of Global Health Innovation

Visiting Professor
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)7554 342 293robert.istepanian Website

 
 
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Location

 

Central FacultyFaculty BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Alanzi:2014:10.1007/978-3-319-00846-2_470,
author = {Alanzi, TM and Istepanian, RSH and Philip, N and Sungoor, A},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-00846-2_470},
journal = {IFMBE Proceedings},
pages = {1907--1910},
title = {A study on perception of managing diabetes mellitus through social networking in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00846-2_470},
volume = {41},
year = {2014}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has the seventh highest prevalence of diabetes in the world with estimates of 20% of the populations diagnosed with diabetes. Furthermore, there is a lack of good educational and management programs of diabetes in the kingdom. In parallel to this major health problem, there is an increasing trend of smart mobile phone usage and access to social networking in the Kingdom, especially in the younger population. In this paper, we conducted a preliminary study on the perception of managing diabetes mellitus through mobile technologies and social networking in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A mixedmethod design with interviews and a survey were used to gather data. Most of the participants were younger users aged between (10-30 years). The key outcomes of this study indicate the high percentage acceptance of using smart phone technologies and social networking within the participation. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.
AU - Alanzi,TM
AU - Istepanian,RSH
AU - Philip,N
AU - Sungoor,A
DO - 10.1007/978-3-319-00846-2_470
EP - 1910
PY - 2014///
SN - 1680-0737
SP - 1907
TI - A study on perception of managing diabetes mellitus through social networking in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
T2 - IFMBE Proceedings
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00846-2_470
VL - 41
ER -