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Useful: e-health tools for drug users

04-18-2016 09:27 AM CET | Health & Medicine

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Marije Wouters, Jane Fountain (Eds.) Between street and screen - Traditions and innovations in the trugs field

Marije Wouters, Jane Fountain (Eds.) Between street and screen - Traditions and innovations in the trugs field

E-health tools contribute to work with drug users. Cristina Vale Pires and colleagues analysed the most common strategies used by netreach work to address the needs of drug users: Information provision, online drug self-assessment tests, drug testing, user-led forums, DoctorX, Apps. (Publication in the new handbook "Between street and screen - Traditions and innovations in the drugs field")

The study identified 43 websites based in 14 European countries, as netreach initiatives that include drug users in their target groups. The majority are administered by harm reduction teams working in nightlife and recreational settings. There are three categories:

- One-dimensional websites provide information only, about drugs, prevention, harm reduction, and/or health promotion
- Two-dimensional websites are more complex and dynamic. In addition to information, they tend to be interaction spaces for the exchange of information between the website promoter and the visitors, offering services such as e-conselling (through e-mail), preventive games and apps, and e-training.
- On three-dimensional websites, the viewer is engaged not only as an information receiver but also as an important source of knowledge for others online. These websites include chatrooms, message boards, facebook pages, and/or groups and social forums. Such online communities can be useful for professionals to make contact with so-called hard-to-reach groups ...

>> Marije Wouters, Jane Fountain (Eds.) Between street and screen - Traditions and innovations in the trugs field. Pabst, 112 pages.
ISBN print 978-3-95853-143-7
ISBN e-book 978-3-95853-144-4

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