An argument for using participatory approaches for the design of online health interventions targeted at young women


The Internet is becoming an increasingly important portal to health information and means for promoting health in user populations. As the most frequent users of online health information, young women are an important target population for e-health promotion interventions. Health-related websites have traditionally been generic in design, resulting in poor user engagement and affecting limited impacts on health behaviour change. Mounting evidence suggests that the most effective health promotion communication strategies are collaborative in nature, fully engaging target users throughout the development process. Participatory design approaches to interface development enable researchers to better identify the needs and expectations of users, thus increasing user engagement in, and promoting behaviour change via, online health interventions. This article introduces participatory design methods applicable to online health intervention design and presents an argument for the use of such methods in the development of e-Health applications targeted at young women.

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Additional Information: ?C?r?e?a?t?i?v?e ?C?o?m?m?o?n?s?: ?A?t?t?r?i?b?u?t?i?o?n
Event Title: HC2010 Health Informatics Congress
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2010-04-27 - 2010-04-29
Uncontrolled Keywords: participatory design,e-health promotion,paper prototyping,PICTIVE
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2023 10:13
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 12:54
PURE Output Type: Paper
Published Date: 2010
Authors: Duffett-Leger, Linda
Lumsden, Jo (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8637-7647)



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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