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Saturday, October 25 • 09:40 - 10:40
Session 9B: Improving Accessibility and Reach: From Development to Dissemination

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A key concern of the e-health community is to improve the accessibility and reach of interventions by working with members of the community at every stage of intervention development, evaluation and dissemination. This symposium shares what has been learned by three e-health research teams from working with users and the community to develop and disseminate interventions to promote both physical and mental health. The first paper describes how an international research team worked with the target user group to develop a novel approach to supporting people experiencing emotional distress, and reports findings from a qualitative study of user views and experiences of the intervention. The second paper presents the findings of a qualitative study carried out across 5 countries (UK, USA, Germany, Austria and Ireland) into user views of features of web design intended to enhance the accessibility of the intervention to people of all levels of health literacy. The third study analyses usage of a weight management intervention rolled out by public health teams to over 1000 users through workplaces in the UK, investigating how usage of a website and app is influenced by characteristics of the workplace and social factors. All three interventions were developed using the free LifeGuide open source software (which will be the topic of an introductory workshop at this conference), and this symposium also illustrates how LifeGuide allows intervention developers to easily collaborate in webpage design with geographically dispersed international teams, flexibly modify interventions based on iterative user feedback, and adapt interventions for dissemination in new usage contexts.

Abstracts: 0044, 0045, 0086

User Views Of Web Design Features To Enhance Accessibility Of Materials Promoting Physical Activity For Diabetes Self-Management
Lucy Yardley1, Alison Rowsell1, Ingrid Muller1, Dean Schillinger2, Courtney Lyles2, Lina Tieu2, Peter Schwarz3, Henna Riemenschneider3, Caroline Lang3, Gabriele Mueller3, Jürgen Pelikan4, Florian Röthlin4, Kristin Ganahl4, Gerardine Doyle5, Sarah Gibney5, Emily Carroll5, On behalf of the Diabetes Literacy Consortium6,  1University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 2University of California, San Francisco, USA, 3University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 4Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Promotion Research, Vienna, Austria, 5University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 6University Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Collaborative Development Of An Unguided Intervention For Emotional Distress
Adam Geraghty1, Ricardo Munoz2, Lucy Yardley1, Paul Little1, Michael Moore1,  1University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 2Palo Alto University, California, USA

Usage of a web- and app-based weight management intervention within a workplace context
Leanne Morrison1, Laura Dennison1, Charlie Hargood1, Scott Lloyd2, Dawn Phillips3, Danius Michaelides1, Sharon Lin1, Tamsin Briggs1, Peter Smith1, Mark Weal1, Paul Little1, Lucy Yardley1,  1University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 2Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Redcar, UK, 3Durham County Council, Durham, UK

Saturday October 25, 2014 09:40 - 10:40 CEST
Room: AULA MAGNA Universitat de València - C/ de la Universitat, 2, Valencia

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