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How Can Skin Check Reminders be Personalised to Patient Conscientiousness?

Dennis, M., Masthoff, J. and Tintarev, N., 2015. How Can Skin Check Reminders be Personalised to Patient Conscientiousness? In: International Workshop on Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health (PATH 2015) in conjunction with UMAP, 30 June 2015, Dublin.

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This paper explores the potential of personalising health reminders to melanoma patients based on their personality (high vs low conscientiousness). We describe a study where we presented participants with a scenario with a fictional patient who has not performed a skin check for recurrent melanoma. The patient was described as either very conscientious, or very unconscientious. We asked participants to rate reminders inspired by Cialdini’s 6 principles of persuasion for their suitability for the patient. Participants then chose their favourite reminder and an alternative reminder to send if that one failed. We found that conscientiousness had an effect on both the ratings of reminder types and the most preferred reminders selected by participants.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Personalised reminders; personality; persuasion; eHealth
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:23268
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:16 Mar 2016 15:51
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:55


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