A Semi-Automated Approach for Analyzing Collages to Inform the Design of a Family Health Information Management System for Hispanic Dementia Caregivers.

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Summary of "A Semi-Automated Approach for Analyzing Collages to Inform the Design of a Family Health Information Management System for Hispanic Dementia Caregivers."

Culturally- and linguistically-tailored health communication is needed for vulnerable populations to manage their health and the health of their families. This presents a significant design challenge. The use of collages is an increasingly popular technique with the flexibility to capture the needs and experiences of individuals with various cultural and language preferences. Collage analysis has typically remained qualitative in nature. We introduce a novel, objective, semi-automated approach that enhances collage analysis to elucidate pattern differences that may not be detectable by natural perception. We present a case scenario of collage analysis based on the expressed experience and self-management needs of Hispanic dementia caregivers (n=24). We demonstrate how our innovative approach may reveal cultural differences between language groups that could have otherwise been missed using traditional techniques.


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Name: Journal of biomedical informatics
ISSN: 1532-0480
Pages: 103225


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