Technological interventions in metabolic syndrome: new paths for health professionals

Ana Maria Pandolfo Feoli, Maria Gabriela Valle Gottlieb

Abstract


In recent decades, changes in the epidemiological profile of populations and the development and improvement of new technologies have given rise to several strategies targeted at healthcare. In the prevention and management of metabolic syndrome, interdisciplinary interventions by health professionals have already yielded relevant results.  Besides this, several technological resources now emerged as a staunch ally of professionals and patients in the quest for better quality of life and reduction of the adverse outcomes of this highly prevalent clinical condition. Notwithstanding, the present health technology scenario takes on additional challenges in terms of interdisciplinarity, as it involves heterogeneous fields of knowledge (health, computer science, and communication). So, the question is: are we prepared to handle these new forms of health intervention?


Keywords


metabolic syndrome X; information and communication technologies; risk factors.

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