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Co-creating a large-scale adolescent health survey integrated with access to digital health interventions

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posted on 02.09.2020 by Roshini Peiris-John, Lovely Dizon, Kylie Sutcliffe, Kristy Kang, Theresa Fleming
Aim This paper describes how we engaged with adolescents and health providers to integrate access to digital health interventions as part of a large-scale secondary school health and wellbeing survey in New Zealand. Methods We conducted nine participatory, iterative co-design sessions involving 29 adolescents, and two workshops with young people (n = 11), digital and health service providers (n = 11) and researchers (n = 9) to gain insights into end-user perspectives on the concept and how best to integrate digital interventions in to the survey. Results Students’ perceived integrating access to digital health interventions into a large-scale youth health survey as acceptable and highly beneficial. They did not want personalized/normative feedback, but thought that every student should be offered all the help options. Participants identified key principles: assurance of confidentiality, usability, participant choice and control, and language. They highlighted wording as important for ease and comfort, and emphasised the importance of user control. Participants expressed that it would be useful and acceptable for survey respondents to receive information about digital help options addressing a range of health and wellbeing topics. Conclusion The methodology of adolescent-practitioner-researcher collaboration and partnership was central to this research and provided useful insights for the development and delivery of adolescent health surveys integrated with digital help options. The results from the ongoing study will provide useful data on the impact of digital health interventions integrated in large-scale surveys, as a novel methodology. Future research on engaging with adolescents once interventions are delivered will be useful to explore benefits over time.

Funding

Integrating Survey and Intervention Research for Youth Health Gains | Funder: HEALTH RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND

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Peiris-John, R., Dizon, L., Sutcliffe, K., Kang, K. & Fleming, T. (2020). Co-creating a large-scale adolescent health survey integrated with access to digital health interventions. DIGITAL HEALTH, 6, 205520762094796-205520762094796. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055207620947962

Journal title

DIGITAL HEALTH

Volume

6

Publication date

01/01/2020

Pagination

205520762094796-205520762094796

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

25/08/2020

ISSN

2055-2076

eISSN

2055-2076

Language

en

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