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COMPSAC 2017
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Opportunities and Challenges in Designing Participant-Centric Smoking Cessation System

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Abstract

Smoking is one of the most challenging behavioral health problems. In the past, failed quit attempts have been attributed to factors including stress, presence of smoking cues, and negative affect-most of which were self-reported and prone to recall-bias. The first step in designing effective smoking cessation systems is to objectively identify factors that contribute to lapse. In our research, we collected physiological data utilizing wearable sensors from a four day pre-quit, post-quit study (N=55). We also collected self-report measures (n=3120), which offer rich contextual information about users' social, emotional, geographical, and physiological conditions. Analysis of collected data informed the design of MyQuitPal, a participant-centric cessation support system, which aims to assist individuals to better understand their smoking behavior. The design of MyQuitPal is also grounded on theories of long term health-behavior change. We believe our research advances understanding of complexities and opportunities surrounding the design of smoking cessation systems.

Date

07 Sep 2017

Publication

COMPSAC 2017

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