Dirk Büchter

Dirk Büchter
Ostschweizer Kinderspital (KISPI) · Adolescent

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Publications (19)
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Background: Less than 2% of overweight children and adolescents in Switzerland can participate in multi-component behaviour changing interventions (BCI), due to costs and lack of time. Stress often hinders positive health outcomes in youth with obesity. Digital health interventions, with fewer on-site visits, promise health care access in remote re...
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Effective interventions for the prevention and treatment of child and adolescent obesity play an important role in reducing the global health and economic burden of non-communicable diseases. Although multi-component interventions targeting various health behaviors are deemed promising, evidence for their effectiveness is still limited. Self-regula...
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Biofeedback-based Breathing Trainings (BBTs) shows significant effect on health (WAN10, DIL16). State-of-the-art BBTs require dedicated (high cost) hardware and health professionals which represent a significant barrier to their widespread adoption. While It has been shown that a smartphone microphone has the ability to record audio signals from ex...
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Non communicable diseases (NCDs) the greatest global burden. Health personnel is strongly limited to address NCDs satisfactory and thus, scalable, cost- efficient and evidence-based digital health interventions are required. This research investigates how to increase therapy adherence with a digital coach in the everyday life of patients.
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Health professionals have limited resources and are not able to personally monitor and support patients in their everyday life. Against this background and due to the increasing number of self-service channels and digital health interventions, we investigate how text-based healthcare chatbots (THCB) can be designed to effectively support patients a...
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The open source platform MobileCoach (mobile-coach.eu) has been used for various behavioral health interventions in the public health context. However, so far, MobileCoach is limited to text message-based interactions. That is, participants use error-prone and laborious text-input fields and have to bear the SMS costs. Moreover, MobileCoach does no...
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Childhood obesity is one of the major disease patterns of the twenty-first century. Due to the need for multi-professional therapies requiring intensive personnel and financial resources, IT-supported interventions promise help. Meta analyses, however, show their limited impact on health outcomes up till now. The current work aims therefore to desi...
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Obesity is a global issue and has a direct impact on the public and private healthcare system. In this paper we describe the design and evaluation of a novel mobile health application that supports obese children and their parents to improve their nutrition intake. First results from quantitative app usage logs, questionnaires and interviews indica...
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Childhood obesity is becoming an alarming issu with implications affecting the society and the healthcare sector. In response, multi-professional programs with physical activity, nutritional and psychological components have been proposed. Still, du to limited resources only small number of patients can be included in these programs. Health informa...
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The globally increasing prevalence of childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the twenty-first century. Du to the need for multi-professional therapies that require a high amount of personnel and financial resources, IT-supported interventions promise help. So far, meta-studies show their limited impact on health ou...

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see www.c4dhi.org The Center for Digital Health Interventions has the objective to design behavior-oriented, scalable and self-learning digital health interventions that are more effective and cost-efficient than existing interventions. In the CSS Health Lab, a collaboration with CSS Insurance, we focus on interventions for the empowered asthma and diabetes patient. By contrast, projects of the Health Information Systems (IS) Lab focus on various other diseases related to mental health, obesity or drug addiction; the Health IS projects are funded by public bodies and other third-parties.