The participatory health revolution is shaping consumers’ health behaviors that are increasingly influence by people’s desire to play an active role in promoting a positive life functioning. Technologies are addressing the emerging needs of the participatory health, as they favor a proactive users’ attitude. This chapter describes the results of a software-assisted quali-quantitative study aimed at exploring the scientific debate about technological interventions for wellbeing in the era of participatory health. Based on the study’s results, technologies for wellbeing in the participatory health era may be clustered depending on the “context of delivery,” on their degree of personalization,” and on their inner “conceptualization of positive interventions”. According to a consumer health engagement perspective, those technologies are not mutually exclusive but can coexist based on the specific wellness needs and health engagement expectations of their users.

Barello, S., Menichetti Delor, J. P., Graffigna, G., Technologies for Participatory Wellbeing: a Consumer Health Analysis of the Ongoing Scientific Debate, in Villani Daniel, V. D., Gaggioli Andre, G. A., Riva Giusepp, R. G. (ed.), Integrating Technology in Positive Psychology Practice, IGI Global, Chicago 2016: 59- 80. 10.4018/978-1-4666-9986-1 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/76727]

Technologies for Participatory Wellbeing: a Consumer Health Analysis of the Ongoing Scientific Debate

Barello, Serena
Primo
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Menichetti Delor, Julia Paola
Secondo
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Graffigna, Guendalina
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

The participatory health revolution is shaping consumers’ health behaviors that are increasingly influence by people’s desire to play an active role in promoting a positive life functioning. Technologies are addressing the emerging needs of the participatory health, as they favor a proactive users’ attitude. This chapter describes the results of a software-assisted quali-quantitative study aimed at exploring the scientific debate about technological interventions for wellbeing in the era of participatory health. Based on the study’s results, technologies for wellbeing in the participatory health era may be clustered depending on the “context of delivery,” on their degree of personalization,” and on their inner “conceptualization of positive interventions”. According to a consumer health engagement perspective, those technologies are not mutually exclusive but can coexist based on the specific wellness needs and health engagement expectations of their users.
Inglese
Integrating Technology in Positive Psychology Practice
9781466699861
IGI Global
Barello, S., Menichetti Delor, J. P., Graffigna, G., Technologies for Participatory Wellbeing: a Consumer Health Analysis of the Ongoing Scientific Debate, in Villani Daniel, V. D., Gaggioli Andre, G. A., Riva Giusepp, R. G. (ed.), Integrating Technology in Positive Psychology Practice, IGI Global, Chicago 2016: 59- 80. 10.4018/978-1-4666-9986-1 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/76727]
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