Co-designing an mHealth tool in the New Zealand Māori community with a “Kaupapa Māori” approach

M. Verbiest, L. Te Morenga, C. Pekepo, C. Corrigan, L. Matoe, R. Mules, D. Goodwin, J. Dymus, M. Tunks, J. Grey, G. Humphrey, A. Jull, R. Whittaker, R. Firestone, C.N. Mhurchu

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Abstract

Obesity rates in Aotearoa/New Zealand continue to rise, and there is an urgent need for effective interventions. However, interventions designed for the general population tend to be less effective for Māori communities and may contribute to increased health inequities. We describe the integration of co-design and kaupapa Māori research approaches to design a mobile-phone delivered (mHealth) healthy lifestyle app that supports the health aspirations of Māori communities. The co-design approach empowered our communities to take an active role in the research. They described a holistic vision of health centred on family well-being and maintaining connections to people and place. Our resultant prototype app, OL@-OR@, includes content that would not have been readily envisaged by academic researchers used to adapting international research on behaviour change techniques to develop health interventions. We argue that this research approach should be considered best practice for developing health interventions targeting Māori communities in future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-99
JournalAlterNative: An International Journal of Inigenous Peoples
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • INTERVENTIONS
  • MAORI
  • Mori health
  • OBESITY
  • co-design
  • eHealth
  • indigenous health
  • mHealth
  • participatory research

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Verbiest, M. ; Te Morenga, L. ; Pekepo, C. ; Corrigan, C. ; Matoe, L. ; Mules, R. ; Goodwin, D. ; Dymus, J. ; Tunks, M. ; Grey, J. ; Humphrey, G. ; Jull, A. ; Whittaker, R. ; Firestone, R. ; Mhurchu, C.N. / Co-designing an mHealth tool in the New Zealand Māori community with a “Kaupapa Māori” approach. In: AlterNative: An International Journal of Inigenous Peoples. 2018 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 90-99.
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Verbiest, M, Te Morenga, L, Pekepo, C, Corrigan, C, Matoe, L, Mules, R, Goodwin, D, Dymus, J, Tunks, M, Grey, J, Humphrey, G, Jull, A, Whittaker, R, Firestone, R & Mhurchu, CN 2018, 'Co-designing an mHealth tool in the New Zealand Māori community with a “Kaupapa Māori” approach', AlterNative: An International Journal of Inigenous Peoples, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 90-99. https://doi.org/10.1177/1177180117753169

Co-designing an mHealth tool in the New Zealand Māori community with a “Kaupapa Māori” approach. / Verbiest, M.; Te Morenga, L.; Pekepo, C.; Corrigan, C.; Matoe, L.; Mules, R.; Goodwin, D.; Dymus, J.; Tunks, M.; Grey, J.; Humphrey, G.; Jull, A. ; Whittaker, R.; Firestone, R.; Mhurchu, C.N.

In: AlterNative: An International Journal of Inigenous Peoples, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2018, p. 90-99.

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