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Co-design of eHealth Interventions With Children and Young People

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posted on 15.06.2020 by H Thabrew, Theresa Fleming, S Hetrick, S Merry
Copyright © 2018 Domínguez-Baleón, Gutiérrez-Mondragón, Campos-González and Rentería. Co-design, defined as collective creativity across the entire design process, can lead to the development of interventions that are more engaging, satisfying, and useful to potential users. However, using this methodology within the research arena requires a shift from traditional practice. Co-design of eHealth interventions with children and young people has additional challenges. This review summarizes the applied core principles of co-design and recommends techniques for undertaking co-design with children and young people. Three examples of co-design during the development of eHealth interventions (Starship Rescue, a computer game for treating anxiety in children with long-term physical conditions, a self-monitoring app for use during treatment of depression in young people, and HABITS, the development of an emotional health and substance use app, and eHealth platform for young people) are provided to illustrate the value and challenges of this contemporary process.

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Thabrew, H., Fleming, T., Hetrick, S. & Merry, S. (2018). Co-design of eHealth Interventions With Children and Young People. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9(OCT), 481-. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00481

Journal title

Frontiers in Psychiatry

Volume

9

Issue

OCT

Publication date

18/10/2018

Pagination

481

Publisher

Frontiers Media SA

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

18/10/2018

ISSN

1664-0640

eISSN

1664-0640

Article number

ARTN 481

Language

en

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