Highlights

E-Loyalty in a Sexual Health Website

What influences users’ “e-loyalty” to certain health promotion websites over others? If one were to design a health promotion website to attract and retain visitors, what are the important features to consider? This article examines how the ease of understanding information presented on the BCCDC’s sexual health promotion website SmartSexResource influenced users’ trust, perceived effectiveness, […]

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Latest findings on GetCheckedOnline presented in Rio!

Some of our latest findings on the impact of GetCheckedOnline (GCO) were presented this summer at the STI & HIV World Congress in Rio de Janeiro. In a survey comparing GCO to STI clinic clients, we found: Satisfaction with testing through GCO was comparable with or higher than STI clinic clients (Poster). Users of GCO […]

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Click yes for informed consent

Given the increasing number of online health services that don’t involve seeing a doctor or nurse, we recently published our experience developing the informed consent step in GetCheckedOnline.com. We spoke with users about their perceptions of the step, who saw it as important and for the protection of the user and the service. How the […]

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Encouraging findings from piloting GetCheckedOnline

We conducted an evaluation of the first 15 months of GetCheckedOnline (GCO) that was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research this week. The findings were generally positive, with the service being used by people without a previous history of testing, with behaviours that may indicate a higher risk of infection. Ten people (3%) […]

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Research Themes

Digital Health Health Equity Health Literacy Health Systems Internet Based Testing Partner Notification Sexual Health Websites