Application of the lifeGuide: a think-aloud study of users' experiences of the 'internet doctor'

Morrison, Leanne, Joseph, Judith, Andreou, Panayiota and Yardley, Lucy (1970) Application of the lifeGuide: a think-aloud study of users' experiences of the 'internet doctor'. In, 5th International Conference on e-Social Science, Cologne, Germany, 24 - 26 Jun 2009. 4pp.


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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 behavior
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 the future development of LifeGuide.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Human Wellbeing
ePrint ID: 68717
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 January 1970UNSPECIFIED
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:54
Development and evaluation of a Behavioural Intervention Grid (BI-Grid)
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (RES-149-25-1069)
Led by: Lucy Yardley
1 May 2008 to 30 September 2011

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