Information services to promote family engagement in healthy living

Dipak Bhandari, Nathalie F Colineau, Stephen Giugni, Peter Marendy, Cecile Paris, Ross Gordon Wilkinson

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We are looking at new effective ways to engage families in weight management. Going beyond targeting individuals out of their family context with a single intervention, we investigate ways of delivering tailored health information as an information service, using the family as a major contextual factor. In particular, we explore interaction modes and processes of engagement with families that would be most effective to provide an information service that users will perceive as a real benefit to them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
EditorsSeppo Puuronen, Mykola Pechenizkiy, Alexey Tsymbal, Dah-Jye Lee
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ United States of America
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages458 - 460
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780769531656
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems (CBMS) 2008 - Jyvaskyla, Finland
Duration: 17 Jun 200819 Jun 2008
Conference number: 21st (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems (CBMS) 2008
Abbreviated titleCBMS 2008
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