Practical guidelines for development of web-based interventions.


Journal Article

Despite a recent high funding priority on technological aspects of research and a high potential impact of Web-based interventions on health, few guidelines for the development of Web-based interventions are currently available. In this article, we propose practical guidelines for development of Web-based interventions based on an empirical study and an integrative literature review. The empirical study aimed at development of a Web-based physical activity promotion program that was specifically tailored to Korean American midlife women. The literature review included a total of 202 articles that were retrieved through multiple databases. On the basis of the findings of the study and the literature review, we propose directions for development of Web-based interventions in the following steps: (1) meaningfulness and effectiveness, (2) target population, (3) theoretical basis/program theory, (4) focus and objectives, (5) components, (6) technological aspects, and (7) logistics for users. The guidelines could help promote further development of Web-based interventions at this early stage of Web-based interventions in nursing.

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Cited Authors

  • Chee, W; Lee, Y; Chee, E; Im, E-O

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 504 - 511

PubMed ID

  • 25153046

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25153046

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-9774

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1538-2931

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/cin.0000000000000088


  • eng