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eHealth in the preventive child health care: empowering the ‘hard to reach’ parents in the preventive child health care via persuasive eHealth technology.

Nieuwenhuizen, D.B. van den (2016) eHealth in the preventive child health care: empowering the ‘hard to reach’ parents in the preventive child health care via persuasive eHealth technology.

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Abstract:Introduction. With an increasing demand for child health promotion by the government and the preventive child health care in combination with the current financial strain on the preventive health care, greater efficiency is required. Providing health information through eHealth can be beneficial for achieving this goal. Objective. The research objective of this study is to define the wishes and needs of parents from the ‘hard to reach’ group towards eHealth and find the users requirements and persuasive elements for an eHealth technology in the preventive child health care. Methods. In this study, the first two phases of the CeHRes roadmap are followed, namely the contextual inquiry and the value specification. By interviewing the child health professionals (N=5) and parents from the four ‘hard to reach’ groups (N=11) . Results. The parents that came to the child health professionals often wanted confirmation about the health and development of their child. Both interviewed groups preferred an eHealth technology in the form of a website and/or mobile application. Crucial requirements that the parents named for were the possibility of different languages and the child health professionals had to explain the functionalities of an eHealth technology in the contact moments. Stimulating persuasive features for an eHealth technology were privacy, clear overview, easy to use and reliable information. Conclusion. It can be concluded that most of the parents from the ‘hard to reach’ groups like to use a personalized eHealth technology where they can find information about their children and the possibilities to ask questions.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:58 process technology, 70 social sciences in general
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/71286
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