E-tool for online interactive assessment of young people’s wellbeing
The E-tools project is an implementation study in the general practice setting that focuses on electronic health risk screening for young people attending primary care. It seeks to provide a therapeutically engaging online platform for young people to communicate their health risks, strengths and concerns to GPs and other primary care providers in a time efficient, effective and systematic way.
Such technology has been found in earlier pilots to increase reporting of health risks, trust in the provider and confidence that concerns will be kept confidential.
- Associate Professor Lena Sanci, Deputy Head of Department,
- Ms Marianne Webb, PhD student,
- Dr Greg Wadley, Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne,
- Professor Debra Rickwood, Chief Scientific Advisor, Headspace
Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre 'Online interactive assessment e-tool for assessing health risks in young people presenting to primary care. (2012-2016)
Webb M, Wadley G, Kauer S, Sanci L. Check up GP: implementing a co-designed health and lifestyle screening app to improve patient-centred care for young people in primay care. Oral presentation at Society of Adolescent Medicine Conference. March 2017, New Orleans, USA. Journal of Adolescent Health 2017;60(2):S1, Pages S14–S15
Webb MJ, Wadley G, Kauer SD, Sanci LA. Check Up GP: A Co-Designed Health and Lifestyle Screening App to Improve Patient-Centered Care for Young People in Primary Care. Iproceedings 2016; 2(1): e18.
Webb M, Sanci L, Kauer S, Wadley G. Designing a health screening tool to help young people communicate with their general practitioner. Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). 7-10 December 2015. Melbourne, Australia OzCHI '15 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction. Pages 124-133 ACM New York, NY, USA 2015 doi>10.1145/2838739.2838756
Webb MJ, Wadley G, Sanci LA. Improving Patient-Centered Care for Young People in General Practice With a Codesigned Screening App: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017;5(8):e118. http://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.7816
Webb MJ, Kauer SD, Ozer EM, Haller DM, Sanci LA. Does screening for and intervening with multiple health compromising behaviours and mental health disorders amongst young people attending primary care improve health outcomes? A systematic review. Webb et al. BMC Family Practice 2016; 17:104
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