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Author: Gabarron, Elia
Schopf, Thomas
Serrano, J. Artur
Fernández Luque, Luis
Dorronzoro Zubiete, Enrique
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica
Date: 2013
Published in: Medinfo2013: The 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (2013),
Document type: Presentation
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.
Cite: Gabarron, E., Schopf, T., Serrano, J.A., Fernández Luque, L. y Dorronzoro Zubiete, E. (2013). Gamification Strategy on Prevention of STDs for Youth. En Medinfo2013: The 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics Copenhagen, Denmark: IMIA.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/53916

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1066

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