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Email and text message prompts to engage users of the HeLP Diabetes web-based intervention Seminar

Time:
16:00
Date:
10 June 2015
Venue:
Building 44, Room 3095

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Sue McNally on 02380 595159 or email S.McNally@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Web-based interventions provide effective and potentially cost-effective models for improving health outcomes as they deliver health information and services that are widely disseminated, confidential, and can be tailored to needs of the individual user.

 

  • Web-based interventions provide effective and potentially cost-effective models for  improving health outcomes as they deliver health information and services that are widely disseminated, confidential, and can be tailored to needs of the individual user.
  • Web-based interventions have been used successfully in many health domains.
  • However, their effectiveness is limited by low usage rates, with non-engagement a major challenge.
  • The use of prompts has been suggested as a way to promote engagement.

In this seminar I will provide an introduction to an ongoing PhD about developing, evaluating and implementing email and text message prompts using the MRC guidance for complex interventions, to engage users of a web-based intervention targeting people living with type 2 diabetes.

I will summarise findings from a systematic review about technology-based strategies to engage users of digital interventions and preliminary results of testing the email and text message prompts over a period of 12 months as well as describe the specific objectives and methodology of a randomised controlled study to evaluate the prompts, and finally discuss the challenges encountered when attempting to conduct an interview study.

 

 

Speaker information

Ghadah Alkhaldi, University College London. Ghadah is part of the team currently working on the NIHR programme grant to develop, evaluate and implement a computer-based self-management programme for people with type 2 Diabetes (HeLP_Diabetes). She is currently doing a PhD on increasing engagement with HeLP_Diabetes

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