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Microlearning mApp raises health competence: hybrid service design.

Simons LP, Foerster F, Bruck PA, Motiwalla L, Jonker CM - Health Technol (Berl) (2015)

Bottom Line: Work place health support interventions can help support our aging work force, with mApps offering cost-effectiveness opportunities.Moreover, even after 10 months they indicated to still have improved health awareness, -motivation and -behaviours (food, physical activity, mental recuperation).A design analysis was conducted regarding service mix efficacy; the mobile micro-learning health quiz helped fulfil a set of key requirements that exist for designing ICT-enabled lifestyle interventions, largely in the way it was anticipated.

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Affiliation: Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT

Work place health support interventions can help support our aging work force, with mApps offering cost-effectiveness opportunities. Previous research shows that health support apps should offer users enough newness and relevance each time they are used. Otherwise the 'eHealth law of attrition' applies: 90 % of users are lost prematurely. Our research study builds on this prior research with further investigation on whether a mobile health quiz provides added value for users within a hybrid service mix and whether it promotes long term health? We developed a hybrid health support intervention solution that uses a mix of electronic and physical support services for improving health behaviours, including a mobile micro-learning health quiz. This solution was evaluated in a multiple-case study at three work sites with 86 users. We find that both our mobile health quiz and the overall hybrid solution contributed to improvements in health readiness, -behaviour and -competence. Users indicated that the micro-learning health quiz courses provided new and relevant information. Relatively high utilization rates of the health quiz were observed. Participants indicated that health insights were given that directly influenced every day health perceptions, -choices, coping and goal achievement strategies, plus motivation and self-norms. This points to increased user health self-management competence. Moreover, even after 10 months they indicated to still have improved health awareness, -motivation and -behaviours (food, physical activity, mental recuperation). A design analysis was conducted regarding service mix efficacy; the mobile micro-learning health quiz helped fulfil a set of key requirements that exist for designing ICT-enabled lifestyle interventions, largely in the way it was anticipated.

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Health competence pyramid for long term health
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Fig2: Health competence pyramid for long term health

Mentions: Third, long term health behaviours appear to benefit from a grounding in health competences (health perceptions, everyday choices, coping and goal achievement, growth, health identity and self-evaluation), see Fig. 2. This is largely a qualitative observation, based on participant feedback and sensitized by the work of Kahneman [12] and Seligman [18] on daily routines, decisions, growth, and the way happiness and life satisfaction are grounded in identity and self-evaluation, see also the theory section. Long term health impacts seem to lie not only in health readiness (awareness, intentions, plans, actions – which have a relatively operational focus and are aimed at next week rather than next year, see the HAPA and i-change models from theory). Rather, longer term health competences can be trained and developed: from health perceptions, via everyday choices, strategies for coping and goal achievement, growth, to health identity and self-norms. This is also what several study participants indicated: their health views had changes, as well as their preferences, choices, health goals, self-management and -evaluation. They indicated this is what helped them deal with the changing dynamics of life and health in the longer run. We have planned additional research in order to more rigorously measure the direct contributions of eCoaching to health competence development.Fig. 2


Microlearning mApp raises health competence: hybrid service design.

Simons LP, Foerster F, Bruck PA, Motiwalla L, Jonker CM - Health Technol (Berl) (2015)

Health competence pyramid for long term health
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig2: Health competence pyramid for long term health
Mentions: Third, long term health behaviours appear to benefit from a grounding in health competences (health perceptions, everyday choices, coping and goal achievement, growth, health identity and self-evaluation), see Fig. 2. This is largely a qualitative observation, based on participant feedback and sensitized by the work of Kahneman [12] and Seligman [18] on daily routines, decisions, growth, and the way happiness and life satisfaction are grounded in identity and self-evaluation, see also the theory section. Long term health impacts seem to lie not only in health readiness (awareness, intentions, plans, actions – which have a relatively operational focus and are aimed at next week rather than next year, see the HAPA and i-change models from theory). Rather, longer term health competences can be trained and developed: from health perceptions, via everyday choices, strategies for coping and goal achievement, growth, to health identity and self-norms. This is also what several study participants indicated: their health views had changes, as well as their preferences, choices, health goals, self-management and -evaluation. They indicated this is what helped them deal with the changing dynamics of life and health in the longer run. We have planned additional research in order to more rigorously measure the direct contributions of eCoaching to health competence development.Fig. 2

Bottom Line: Work place health support interventions can help support our aging work force, with mApps offering cost-effectiveness opportunities.Moreover, even after 10 months they indicated to still have improved health awareness, -motivation and -behaviours (food, physical activity, mental recuperation).A design analysis was conducted regarding service mix efficacy; the mobile micro-learning health quiz helped fulfil a set of key requirements that exist for designing ICT-enabled lifestyle interventions, largely in the way it was anticipated.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT

Work place health support interventions can help support our aging work force, with mApps offering cost-effectiveness opportunities. Previous research shows that health support apps should offer users enough newness and relevance each time they are used. Otherwise the 'eHealth law of attrition' applies: 90 % of users are lost prematurely. Our research study builds on this prior research with further investigation on whether a mobile health quiz provides added value for users within a hybrid service mix and whether it promotes long term health? We developed a hybrid health support intervention solution that uses a mix of electronic and physical support services for improving health behaviours, including a mobile micro-learning health quiz. This solution was evaluated in a multiple-case study at three work sites with 86 users. We find that both our mobile health quiz and the overall hybrid solution contributed to improvements in health readiness, -behaviour and -competence. Users indicated that the micro-learning health quiz courses provided new and relevant information. Relatively high utilization rates of the health quiz were observed. Participants indicated that health insights were given that directly influenced every day health perceptions, -choices, coping and goal achievement strategies, plus motivation and self-norms. This points to increased user health self-management competence. Moreover, even after 10 months they indicated to still have improved health awareness, -motivation and -behaviours (food, physical activity, mental recuperation). A design analysis was conducted regarding service mix efficacy; the mobile micro-learning health quiz helped fulfil a set of key requirements that exist for designing ICT-enabled lifestyle interventions, largely in the way it was anticipated.

No MeSH data available.