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Development and evaluation of a Behavioural Intervention Grid (BI-Grid)

Grant reference: RES-149-25-1069

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Application of the lifeguide : a think-aloud study of users' experiences of the 'internet doctor'
The LifeGuide is an Internet based set of resources that social scientists with no programming skills can use to design, develop and modify Internet based health behaviour interventions. ‘Think aloud’ interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of 26 adult participants. Participants were encouraged to share their views of the ‘Internet Doctor’, a website which provides tailored advice for the self care of cold and influenza symptoms. Thematic analysis revealed that participants were generally complimentary about the content of the ‘Internet Doctor’, but many experienced problems navigating the website. Future Internet based health interventions may need to address some of the issues identified in this study in order to promote optimal user engagement. The findings also have implications for future development of LifeGuide.
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Author Leanne Morrison

Additional contributors

Author Panayiota Andreou
Author Judith Joseph
Author Lucy Yardley


internet; behaviour

Additional details

Electronic proceedings of 5th international conference on e-Social science
International conference on e-Social science
Cologne, Germany