Bridging the triple divide: performance and innovative multimedia in the service of behavioural health change in remote indigenous settings

Hunter, Ernest, Travers, Helen, Gibson, Julie and Campion, Jonathan (2007) Bridging the triple divide: performance and innovative multimedia in the service of behavioural health change in remote indigenous settings. Australasian Psychiatry, 15 Supp. 1: S44-S48. doi:10.1080/10398560701701197


Author Hunter, Ernest
Travers, Helen
Gibson, Julie
Campion, Jonathan
Title Bridging the triple divide: performance and innovative multimedia in the service of behavioural health change in remote indigenous settings
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
1440-1665
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10398560701701197
Volume 15
Issue Supp. 1
Start page S44
End page S48
Total pages 5
Editor E. Hunter
G. Walter
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 321207 Indigenous Health
730206 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
Formatted abstract
Objectives:
The use of innovative information technology is now well established in health. However, while the gap in health status between Indigenous and other Australians is both significant and unchanging, there is limited application of these new approaches to addressing this national health priority. This may in part reflect the 'digital divide', which is another facet of Indigenous disadvantage. This paper describes an approach to address both issues in remote Indigenous settings.

Results:

The Health Interactive Technology Network began as a proof-of-concept study of touchscreen technology in two Indigenous health settings. It has subsequently expanded to a number of remote Indigenous communities and developed new platforms and applications to respond to emerging health issues. In creating narrative, interactive approaches to address choices in relation to health behaviours, the community development and engagement effects of the creative process have been highlighted. These findings suggest that these approaches will be suited to further expansion in the area of mental health.
Keyword Behavioural health
Indigenous
Interactive technology
Performance
Touchscreen
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2008 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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