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    • Avatars using computer/smartphone mediated communication and social networking in prevention of sexually transmitted diseases 

      Gabarron, Elia; Serrano, Jose Artur F S Vale; Wynn, Rolf; Armayones Ruiz, Manuel (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterial infection, a common cause of infertility, are highly prevalent in developed countries, and a worrying problem in North Norway, where the incidence of chlamydia twice the Norwegian average. Seventy percent of reported chlamydia cases are found in people below 25 years of age, and although its spread could be controlled ...
    • Combining multivariate statistics and the think-aloud protocol to assess Human-Computer Interaction barriers in symptom checkers 

      Marco-Ruiz, Luis; Bønes, Erlend; de la Asuncion Gonzalez, Estela; Gabarron, Elia; Solis, Juan Carlos Aviles; Lee, Eunji; Traver, Vicente; Sato, Keiichi; Bellika, Johan Gustav (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-09-09)
      Symptom checkers are software tools that allow users to submit a set of symptoms and receive advice related to them in the form of a diagnosis list, health information or triage. The heterogeneity of their potential users and the number of different components in their user interfaces can make testing with end-users unaffordable. We designed and executed a two-phase method to test the respiratory ...
    • Diabetes on Twitter: A Sentiment Analysis 

      Gabarron, Elia; Dorronzoro, Enrique; Rivera-Romero, Octavio; Wynn, Rolf (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-19)
      Background: <br>Contents published on social media have an impact on individuals and on their decision-making. Knowing the sentiment towards diabetes is fundamental to understanding the impact that such information could have on people affected with this health condition and their family members. The objective of this study is to analyze the sentiment expressed in messages on diabetes posted ...
    • Ethical Issues of Social Media Usage in Healthcare 

      Denecke, Kerstin; Bamidis, Panagiotis D.; Bond, Carol; Gabarron, Elia; Househ, M; Lau, A. Y. S.; Mayer, Miguel A.; Merolli, Mark; Hansen, Margareth (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-08-13)
      OBJECTIVE: Social media, web and mobile technologies are increasingly used in healthcare and directly support patientcentered care. Patients benefit from disease self-management tools, contact to others, and closer monitoring. Researchers study drug efficiency, or recruit patients for clinical studies via these technologies. However, low communication barriers in socialmedia, limited privacy and ...
    • Identifying Measures Used for Assessing Quality of YouTube Videos with Patient Health Information: A Review of Current Literature 

      Gabarron, Elia; Fernandez-Luque, Luis; Armayones, Manuel; Lau, Annie YS (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Background: Recent publications on YouTube have advocated its potential for patient education. However, a reliable description of what could be considered quality information for patient education on YouTube is missing. Objective: To identify topics associated with the concept of quality information for patient education on YouTube in the scientific literature. Methods: A literature review was ...
    • Is there a weekly pattern for health information searching and is the pattern unique to health topics? 

      Gabarron, Elia; Lau, Annie YS; Wynn, Rolf (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-12)
      Background: Online health information–seeking behaviors have been reported to be more common at the beginning of the workweek. This behavior pattern has been interpreted as a kind of “healthy new start” or “fresh start” due to regrets or attempts to compensate for unhealthy behavior or poor choices made during the weekend. However, the observations regarding the most common health information–seeking ...
    • mHealth technologies for chronic disease prevention and management 

      Laranjo, Liliana; Lau, Annie Y.S.; Oldenburg, B.; Gabarron, Elia; O'Neill, A.; Chan, S.; Coiera, E. (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2015-12)
      Aims and background: The aim of this rapid review is to examine the evidence relating to the benefits, uptake and operationalisation of mHealth technologies for chronic disease management and prevention. In a context of rapidly emerging technologies, it is important to understand what evidence is available to inform policy interventions designed to integrate technology for health service delivery, ...
    • Preferences and interests of diabetes social media users regarding a health promotion intervention 

      Gabarron, Elia; Dorronzoro, Enrique; Bradway, Meghan; Rivera-Romero, Octavio; Wynn, Rolf; Årsand, Eirik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-23)
      <p><i>Background</i>: Nowadays, rapid and accessible participatory research on diabetes can be carried out using social media platforms. The objective of this study was to identify preferences and interests of diabetic social media users regarding a health-promotion intervention targeting them.</p> <p><i>Methods</i>: Social media followers of the Norwegian Diabetes Association were invited to ...
    • Randomized trial of a novel game-based appointment system for a university hospital venereology unit: Study protocol 

      Gabarron, Elia; Serrano, Artur; Fernandez Luque, Luis; Wynn, Rolf; Schopf, Thomas Roger Griesbeck (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-04-08)
      <p>Background: Chlamydia is the most common reportable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in Norway, and its incidence in the two northernmost counties has been disclosed to be nearly the double of the Norwegian average. The latest publicly available rates showed that 85.6% of the new cases were diagnosed in people under 29 years old. The information and communication technologies are among the ...
    • Randomized trial of a novel game-based appointment system for a university hospital venereology unit: Study protocol 

      Gabarron, Elia; Fernandez-Luque, Luis; Serrano, Artur; Wynn, Rolf; Schopf, Thomas Roger Griesbeck (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-04-08)
      Background: Chlamydia is the most common reportable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in Norway, and its incidence in the two northernmost counties has been disclosed to be nearly the double of the Norwegian average. The latest publicly available rates showed that 85.6% of the new cases were diagnosed in people under 29 years old. The information and communication technologies are among the most ...
    • Social media and sexual health – New arenas for information on sexually transmitted infections and promotion of healthy sexual behavior 

      Gabarron, Elia (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2017-05-05)
      Objectives: The objectives of this thesis are to investigate the use of social media for health promotion dealing with sexually transmitted infections, their value for improving health and increasing the promotion reach, and to provide examples on how social media users retrieve information about sexually- transmitted infections from these media. I want to investigate the nature of the information ...
    • Social media use in interventions for diabetes: Rapid evidence-based review 

      Gabarron, Elia; Årsand, Eirik; Wynn, Rolf (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-10)
      <p><i>BACKGROUND</i>: Health authorities recommend educating diabetic patients and their families and initiating measures aimed at improving self-management, promoting a positive behavior change, and reducing the risk of complications. Social media could provide valid channel to intervene in and deliver diabetes education. However, it is not well known whether the use of these channels in such ...
    • Tweet content related to sexually transmitted diseases: No joking matter 

      Gabarron, Elia; Serrano, Artur; Wynn, Rolf; Lau, Annie Y.S. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-10-06)
      Online social media, such as the microblogging site Twitter, have become a space for speedy exchange of information regarding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), presenting a potential risk environment for how STDs are portrayed. Examining the types of “tweeters” (users who post messages on Twitter) and the nature of “tweet” messages is important for identifying how information related to STDs is ...
    • Type 1 diabetes in Twitter: who all listen to? 

      Gabarron, Elia; Makhlysheva, Alexandra; Marco Ruiz, Luis (Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2015)
      Knowing what the conversation on Twitter regarding type 1 diabetes (T1D) is about can help in understanding the kind of information relevant to the individuals affected by the disease. The profile of Twitter users posting on T1D was collected and classified. The number of re-tweets was also registered. The tweets posted by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), communication media, and individuals ...
    • Use of social media for sexual health promotion: a scoping review 

      Gabarron, Elia; Wynn, Rolf (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-09-19)
      <b>Background: </b> <br> In order to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the World Health Organization recommends educating people on sexual health. With more than 2 billion active users worldwide, online social media potentially represent powerful channels for health promotion, including sexual health. <br> <b>Objective: </b> <br> To review the scientific literature on the use of ...
    • What are diabetes patients discussing on social media? 

      Gabarron, Elia; Bradway, Meghan; Årsand, Eirik (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2016-11-15)
      Social media channels are being used more and more by people with diabetes for exchanging health information, experiences with their chronic condition, and asking and giving advice to their peers[1]. The objective of this study is to describe the nature of the information that is shared on Norwegian diabetes social media groups, and the users’ reactions to these posts.