Gamification strategy on prevention of STDs for youth

Elia Gabarron, Thomas Schopf, J. Artur Serrano, Luis Fernandez, Enrique Dorronzoro

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Abstract

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and especially chlamydia is a worrying problem among North-Norwegian youngsters. Gamified web applications should be valued for sexual health education, and thus STDs prevention, for their potential to get users engaged and involved with their healthcare. Aiming to achieve that youngsters become more aware of STDs we have developed 'sjekkdeg.no', a gamified web application focused on sexual health targeting North-Norwegian youngsters. Gamification techniques like avatars, achievement-based gifts and social network sharing buttons have been implemented in the site that includes educational content on sexual health and a STDs symptom checker. Preliminary results show that the game-style web app could be useful to encourage users to learn more on sexual health and STDs and thus changing their risky behaviors and preventing sexually transmitted diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
Pages1066
Number of pages1
Volume192
Edition1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 20 Aug 201323 Aug 2013

Other

Other14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period20/8/1323/8/13

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Reproductive Health
Health
Gift Giving
Chlamydia
Health Education
Application programs
Social Support
Education
Delivery of Health Care

Keywords

  • Risk reduction behavior
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Gabarron, E., Schopf, T., Serrano, J. A., Fernandez, L., & Dorronzoro, E. (2013). Gamification strategy on prevention of STDs for youth. In MEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (1-2 ed., Vol. 192, pp. 1066) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1066

Gamification strategy on prevention of STDs for youth. / Gabarron, Elia; Schopf, Thomas; Serrano, J. Artur; Fernandez, Luis; Dorronzoro, Enrique.

MEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. Vol. 192 1-2. ed. 2013. p. 1066.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gabarron, E, Schopf, T, Serrano, JA, Fernandez, L & Dorronzoro, E 2013, Gamification strategy on prevention of STDs for youth. in MEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. 1-2 edn, vol. 192, pp. 1066, 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, 20/8/13. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1066
Gabarron E, Schopf T, Serrano JA, Fernandez L, Dorronzoro E. Gamification strategy on prevention of STDs for youth. In MEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. 1-2 ed. Vol. 192. 2013. p. 1066 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1066
Gabarron, Elia ; Schopf, Thomas ; Serrano, J. Artur ; Fernandez, Luis ; Dorronzoro, Enrique. / Gamification strategy on prevention of STDs for youth. MEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. Vol. 192 1-2. ed. 2013. pp. 1066
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