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1 Team HEALTHY, INSERM UMR1219, Bordeaux 2 Centre Émile Durkheim 3 LEDa - Laboratoire d-Economie de Dauphine 4 Epidémiologie et Biostatistique Bordeaux

Abstract : Background: University students aged 18-30 years are a population group reporting low access to health care services, with high rates of avoidance and delay of medical care. This group also reports not having appropriate information about available health care services. However, university students are at risk for several health problems, and regular medical consultations are recommended in this period of life. New digital devices are popular among the young, and Web-apps can be used to facilitate easy access to information regarding health care services. A small number of electronic health eHealth tools have been developed with the purpose of displaying real-world health care services, and little is known about how such eHealth tools can improve access to care.Objective: This paper describes the processes of co-creating and evaluating the beta version of a Web-app aimed at mapping and describing free or low-cost real-world health care services available in the Bordeaux area of France, which is specifically targeted to university students.Methods: The co-creation process involves: 1 exploring the needs of students to know and access real-world health care services; 2 identifying the real-world health care services of interest for students; and 3 deciding on a user interface, and developing the beta version of the Web-app. Finally, the evaluation process involves: 1 testing the beta version of the Web-app with the target audience university students aged 18-30 years; 2 collecting their feedback via a satisfaction survey; and 3 planning a long-term evaluation.Results: The co-creation process of the beta version of the Web-app was completed in August 2016 and is described in this paper. The evaluation process started on September 7, 2016. The project was completed in December 2016 and implementation of the Web-app is ongoing.Conclusions: Web-apps are an innovative way to increase the health literacy of young people in terms of delivery of and access to health care. The creation of Web-apps benefits from the involvement of stakeholders eg, students and health care providers to correctly identify the real-world health care services to be displayed.

Keywords : mapping of services real-world health care services Web-app access to care university students

Author: Ilaria Montagni - Emmanuel Langlois - Jérôme Wittwer - Christophe Tzourio -



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