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One year later: highlighting the challenges and opportunities in disseminating a breathing retraining digital behaviour change intervention

One year later: highlighting the challenges and opportunities in disseminating a breathing retraining digital behaviour change intervention
One year later: highlighting the challenges and opportunities in disseminating a breathing retraining digital behaviour change intervention
Digital behaviour change interventions can provide effective and cost-effective treatments for a range of health conditions. However, after rigorous evaluation, there still remain challenges to disseminating and implementing evidence-based interventions that can hinder their effectiveness ‘in the real world’. We conducted a large-scale randomised controlled trial of self-guided breathing retraining, which we then disseminated freely as a digital intervention. Here we share our experience of this process after one year, highlighting the opportunities that digital health interventions can offer alongside the challenges that must be addressed in order to harness their effectiveness. Whilst such treatments can support many individuals at extremely low cost, careful dissemination strategies should be proactively planned in order to ensure such opportunities are maximised and interventions remain up to date in a fast-moving digital landscape.
Digital behaviour change interventions, asthma, dissemination, implementation
2055-2076
1-5
Ainsworth, Benjamin
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Bruton, Anne
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Thomas, Mike
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Yardley, Lucy
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Ainsworth, Benjamin
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Thomas, Mike
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Yardley, Lucy
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Ainsworth, Benjamin, Bruton, Anne, Thomas, Mike and Yardley, Lucy (2020) One year later: highlighting the challenges and opportunities in disseminating a breathing retraining digital behaviour change intervention. Digital Health, 6, 1-5. (doi:10.1177/2055207620936441).

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Digital behaviour change interventions can provide effective and cost-effective treatments for a range of health conditions. However, after rigorous evaluation, there still remain challenges to disseminating and implementing evidence-based interventions that can hinder their effectiveness ‘in the real world’. We conducted a large-scale randomised controlled trial of self-guided breathing retraining, which we then disseminated freely as a digital intervention. Here we share our experience of this process after one year, highlighting the opportunities that digital health interventions can offer alongside the challenges that must be addressed in order to harness their effectiveness. Whilst such treatments can support many individuals at extremely low cost, careful dissemination strategies should be proactively planned in order to ensure such opportunities are maximised and interventions remain up to date in a fast-moving digital landscape.

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Submitted date: 17 April 2020
Accepted/In Press date: 1 June 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 14 July 2020
Published date: July 2020
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2020.
Keywords: Digital behaviour change interventions, asthma, dissemination, implementation

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Local EPrints ID: 443393
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/443393
ISSN: 2055-2076
PURE UUID: e88b21f8-86c7-4ad3-a1c4-80d6aa0da6d0
ORCID for Anne Bruton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4550-2536
ORCID for Lucy Yardley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3853-883X

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Date deposited: 24 Aug 2020 16:32
Last modified: 23 Jul 2022 01:44

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Author: Benjamin Ainsworth
Author: Anne Bruton ORCID iD
Author: Mike Thomas
Author: Lucy Yardley ORCID iD

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