2008 IEEE International Symposium on Technology & Society (ISTAS'08), June 26-28, 2008, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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 wellbeing and treatment decisions. But how “healthy” are interactive online health promotion interventions? This paper discusses a literature review (or “health check”) 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.
Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Technology & Society (ISTAS'08), June 26-28, 2008, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.