Interactive online health promotion interventions: a “health check”

Linda Duffett-Leger, Jo Lumsden

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


As an increasingly popular medium by which to access health promotion information, the Internet offers significant potential to promote (often individualized) health-related behavioral change across broad populations. Interactive online health promotion interventions are a key means, therefore, by which to empower individuals to make important well being and treatment decisions. But how ldquohealthyrdquo are interactive online health promotion interventions? This paper discusses a literature review (or ldquohealth checkrdquo) of interactive online health interventions. It highlights the types of interactive interventions currently available and identifies areas in which research attention is needed in order to take full advantage for the Internet for effective health promotion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE international symposium on technology and society, 2008 (ISTAS 2008)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-1670-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1669-1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventIEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, 2008. ISTAS 2008. - Fredericton, Canada
Duration: 26 Jun 200828 Jun 2008


OtherIEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, 2008. ISTAS 2008.

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