Using Log-Data as a Starting Point to Make eHealth More Persuasive

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    Despite the large number of eHealth projects to date and the positive outcomes of evaluation studies, the adherence to eHealth interventions is lower than expected. To understand how persuasive technology can influence the adherence to eHealth interventions process data (log-data) about the usage of technology (system and content) can provide a starting point for employment of persuasive features into the design of technology. The log-data of the usage of an eMental health intervention used as an example in this paper, contained a record of actions taken by each participant with for each action the following information: user-id; action type; action specification; time and day. The log-data showed critical episodes for employment of persuasive components to increase adherence: episodes to determine the willingness to follow a therapy, awareness of their non-coping strategies, adoption of “new” skills for behavior change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPersuasive technology : 8th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2013, Sydney, NSW, Australia, April 3-5, 2013 : proceedings
    EditorsShlomo Berkovsky, Jill Freyne
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-37156-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event8th International Conference on Persuasive technology, PERSUASIVE 2013 - SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 3 Apr 20135 Apr 2013
    Conference number: 8

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes in computer science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference8th International Conference on Persuasive technology, PERSUASIVE 2013
    Abbreviated titlePERSUASIVE


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    • METIS-296562


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