American Diabetes Association
Diabetes Risk Test

Helping underserved populations understand type 2 diabetes risk

Project Overview

The Diabetes Risk Test asks simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for diabetes. The user’s results are reported as a numerical score indicating low- or high-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Those identified as high-risk are encouraged to speak with their doctor to learn more about ways to help reduce their risk or delay the onset of diabetes. The latest diabetes statistics indicate that more than 8 million American adults have diabetes and don’t know it. Another 86 million American adults—more than one in three—have pre-diabetes, which means that their blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, yet not high enough to meet the criteria for diabetes. These statistics demonstrate a critical need for Americans to be informed about their health status and risks for type 2 diabetes.

Project Goals:
1. Simple and intuitive assessment on kiosk environment
2. Inform users of potential risk for Type II diabetes based on self-attested inputs and non-invasive biometric measurements using the ADA’s proprietary algorithm
3. Display risk level for type II diabetes

Formative Studies:
Existing User Quantitative Surveys:
• Gather Basic Demographic Information
• Understand Domain Knowledge

Field Contextual Interviews and Observation:
• Understand Domain Knowledge
• Observe Users Interacting in the Retail Environment
• Discover Additional User Wants and Needs Outside of Protocol

Summative Studies:
• Task Completion and Efficiency (Contextual)
• Error Collection and Measurement
• SUS (System Usability Scale)

Woman Sitting at Kiosk in Walmart Pharmacy Selecting an Option on the Touch Screen Interface

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