Interactive computer-based interventions for sexual health promotion

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Primary Care and Population Sciences

Abstract

A website for sexual health promotion for young people, and pilot online trial

There are alarming rates of sexually transmitted infection and unplanned pregnancy amongst young people. The Internet offers exciting possibilities for tackling this crisis since it offers a wealth of sexual health information and can reach so many people. However, information alone does not reduce risky behaviour. We are developing a website which will be interactive and tailored, helping young people achieve a healthier sex life through giving them the tools to make informed decisions about sexual wellbeing. The research team will work in partnership with young people to decide the best design of website. We will also develop a similar, information-only website to compare with the tailored and interactive website in a future experiment (randomised controlled trial). We will establish the best way to carry out the trial online, for example how to recruit people, whether to give incentives for the research, and what measurements to make and when. If the tailored and interactive website is effective, it could have an important impact upon sexual ill-health since the costs of an online intervention are low (after development).

Technical Summary

There is a world-wide crisis in sexual health, with alarming rates of sexually transmitted infection and unplanned pregnancy especially among young people. The Internet offers easy access to sexual health information, but information alone does not reduce risky behaviour. In contrast, tailored, interactive, skill-building computer programmes (interactive computer-based interventions, ICBI) seem better at changing sexual behaviour. However, a large RCT with a biological outcome measure is needed to test the effectiveness of an optimised ICBI. We are not yet in a position to conduct a definitive RCT because we do not have an optimised intervention or comparator, and we do not know the best design for an online trial.

We plan to develop an ICBI and comparator in Phase 1 of IES platform work. We will work in partnership with young people to develop an ICBI website which is engaging, tailored for individuals? sexual health needs, interactive to reinforce learning, motivating and skill-building, with the aim of giving people the tools to make informed decisions about their sexual wellbeing. The comparator website will have the same content, layout and feel as the ICBI but be non-tailored, minimally interactive and not skill-building. Working with a software development company and in monthly focus groups with young people, we will refine the content and design of the intervention and comparator and also develop a trial website to recruit participants to an online trial.

In Phase 2 we will address two main questions in a pilot online trial: a) how to maximise retention at follow-up and b) whether Chlamydia urinalysis is feasible as a biological outcome measure. We will conduct pilot work online with 1600 participants to establish the best ways to recruit, register and retain participants in an online environment. We will also find out whether online questionnaires are feasible for socio-demographic, cognitive and behavioural and economic variables and whether Chlamydia urinalysis is a feasible and acceptable biological primary outcome measure.

This platform work will yield three websites: an optimised ICBI to promote young people?s sexual health, an optimised comparator and an optimised trial website. We will also know whether a future online trial with a biological outcome measure is feasible.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Cochrane review author
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
 
Description Consultation on the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Sexual health Strategy 2019 to 2023. Views and evidence on digital sexual health and contraception contributed.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description English national Government consultation on the content of schools Relationships and Sex Education curriculum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-r...
 
Description Government consultation on the content of schools Relationships and Sex Education curriculum - evidence submitted on digital media for sexual health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://consult.education.gov.uk/pshe/relationships-education-rse-health-education/
 
Description Review of National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Sexual and Reproductive Health Innovations Forum. Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Sexual health online. Websites and apps for our patients. CPD. Homerton.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Increasing patients' access to websites and apps for health promotion through training nurses, doctors and healthcare assistants to recommend these for health promotion and risk reduction. Homerton Hospital sexual health clinic staff training. 12th August 2015
 
Description Training and continued professional development
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Training practitioners to communicate effectively and deliver comprehensive sexual health care - influenced the content and delivery of the national STIF (Sexually Transmitted Infection) course and the Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.
 
Guideline Title UK Guideline on Safer Sex Advice
Description UK Guideline on Safer Sex Advice
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
 
Description NIHR HTA
Amount £1,478,622 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Sexual health outcome measurement: online questionnaire development, validation and piloting
Amount £60,013 (GBP)
Funding ID 095 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2009 
End 11/2010
 
Description Sexual health promotion delivered by digital media: Scoping review
Amount £248,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR - 11/3009/04 
Organisation Public Health Research Consortium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description Sexual health promotion delivered by digital media: a scoping study
Amount £267,100 (GBP)
Organisation Public Heath Research (PHR) Progrmame 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Sexunzipped pilot online trial
Amount £511,514 (GBP)
Funding ID G0701749 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2008 
End 09/2011
 
Description The MenSS (Men's Safer Sex) website to increase condom use: intervention development and pilot trial
Amount £507,017 (GBP)
Funding ID 10/131/01 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTA)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Title Online Sexual Health Outcome measure 
Description The Online Sexual Health Outcome measure is a measurement instrument which captures a broad range of sexual health outcomes for self-assessment online. The measure has been validated online with 400 respondents, and then used with 2000 participants in the Sexunzipped online trial. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Development of a user-friendly online instrument which measures multiple dimensions of sexual health and wellbeing. 
 
Title Online trial software framework 
Description We have developed the software for online recruitment, eligibiligy checking and consent; baseline and follow-up online outcome measurement; automated randomisation to intervention or control; and email reminders. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This structure will save time and money for research groups wishing to conduct online trials 
 
Description Avert charity 
Organisation Avert
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration on research into digital interventions for sexual health for sex workers in Southern Africa
Collaborator Contribution Co-supervision of an MSc student, and access to charities and stakeholders in the field.
Impact Systematic review protocol
Start Year 2019
 
Description Brook sexual health charity 
Organisation Brook
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborations including digital intervention design and content; MSc student co-supervision
Collaborator Contribution Patient and Public involvement in digital intervention design - young people's input into the design of sexual health websites for sexual welbeing (Sexunzipped) and contraception (Contraception Choices).
Impact User involvement in intervention design Student distinction for MSc project
Start Year 2014
 
Description Contraception Choices website and online trial 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute for Women's Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme. £601,935.71 Increasing uptake and adherence to long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods in young women. PIs Judith Stephenson & J Bailey (joint leads) 20% WTE
Collaborator Contribution Design and content of the Contraception Choices website. Design and conduct of an online trial to evaluate the website.
Impact Contraception Choices website - tailored decision support for contraception choice and use
Start Year 2015
 
Description Family Planning Association 
Organisation Family Planning Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution JB is on the Family Planning Association steering group Learning from the Contraception Choices project is informing the content of the FPA Sexwise website: https://sexwise.fpa.org.uk/
Collaborator Contribution I was on a steering group advising about website content including short videos and patient information for sexual health
Impact Sexwise website content, informed by research evidence.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Health Protection Research Unit in Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department Health Protection Research Unit in Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Intellectual exchange; Co-supervision of students; Advice on the design and conduct of research
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual exchange; Co-supervision of students; Advice on the design and conduct of research
Impact Sexual Health Clinicians; Health economists; Researchers
Start Year 2015
 
Description Illumina Digital collaboration 
Organisation Illumina Inc.
Department Illumina Digital Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have been working in partnership with the digital media company Illumina Digital to develop an interactive, tailored website for sexual health ('Sexunzipped') which will be launched in July 2010. We also designed the Men's Safer Sex website and conducted an online randomised controlled trial of both websites.
Collaborator Contribution Illumina Digital have contributed to the building of the 'Sexunzipped' website, and are responsible for the programming of the software for an online randomised controlled trial.
Impact 'Sexunzipped' interactive online intervention website for sexual health. Men's Safer Sex Website Fully functional online outcome measurement instrument for sexual health Fully functional framework for online randomised controlled trials
Start Year 2008
 
Description London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Dr Caroline Free and colleagues at LSTHM. Membership of steering groups for research which Dr Free leads.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of the steering groups for research that I lead, collaboration with grant applications.
Impact Collaborative grants awarded: 2013-14 NIHR Public Health Research Programme. £248,000 Sexual health promotion delivered by digital media: Scoping Exercise. J Bailey, S Mann, E Murray, C Abraham, R Hunter, C Free, R Morris 2012-14 NIHR commissioning board. £491,393 Free C, Roberts I, Edwards P, French R, Hart G, Wellings K, Baraitser P, Bailey J, Devries K, Michie S. Can text messages increase safer sex behaviours in young people: Intervention development and pilot trial. Both are multi-disciplinary teams, involving clinicians, epidemiologists, psychologists, sociologists, statisticians and librarians
Start Year 2008
 
Description London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 
Organisation University of Kent
Department School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Dr Caroline Free and colleagues at LSTHM. Membership of steering groups for research which Dr Free leads.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of the steering groups for research that I lead, collaboration with grant applications.
Impact Collaborative grants awarded: 2013-14 NIHR Public Health Research Programme. £248,000 Sexual health promotion delivered by digital media: Scoping Exercise. J Bailey, S Mann, E Murray, C Abraham, R Hunter, C Free, R Morris 2012-14 NIHR commissioning board. £491,393 Free C, Roberts I, Edwards P, French R, Hart G, Wellings K, Baraitser P, Bailey J, Devries K, Michie S. Can text messages increase safer sex behaviours in young people: Intervention development and pilot trial. Both are multi-disciplinary teams, involving clinicians, epidemiologists, psychologists, sociologists, statisticians and librarians
Start Year 2008
 
Description Public Health England 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Intellectual collaboration in multiple ways including digital intervention design and content; co-supervision of PhD students; advice on the conduct of research through steering committees; clinical expertise
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual collaboration in multiple ways including digital intervention design and content; co-supervision of PhD students; advice on the conduct of research through steering committees; clinical expertise
Impact Sexual Health Clinicians; Public Health Doctors; Senior advisors in policy and strategy concerning sexual health and digital health;
Start Year 2014
 
Description Research Collaboration - LSHTM 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am on the steering committe for the following award: NIHR commissioning board. £491,393 Free C, Roberts I, Edwards P, French R, Hart G, Wellings K, Baraitser P, Bailey J, Devries K, Michie S. Can text messages increase safer sex behaviours in young people: Intervention development and pilot trial
Collaborator Contribution Co-applicants
Impact Co-applications for funding
Start Year 2013
 
Description STI testing and young people 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute for Women's Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-applicant. An examination of STI testing influences for young people in primary care. PI. Lorraine McDonagh. Co-I 2.5% FTE. NIHR School for Primary Care Research. £40,447.
Collaborator Contribution Design and conduct of research
Impact Commencing 2017
Start Year 2017
 
Description Wrapped safer sex intervention 
Organisation Coventry University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Medical Research Council Public Health Intervention Development fund £144,973. Development of a digital intervention to increase condom use amongst those self-testing for chlamydia. Katie Newby (PI), Catherine Lowndes, Katherine Brown, Ala Szczepura, Crutzen Rik, Julia Bailey (3.3% FTE), Jonny Hunt, Tim lston, Satyajit Das, Tariq Sadiq
Collaborator Contribution Design and conduct of research
Impact in progress
Start Year 2016
 
Title Online outcome measurement instrument 
Description Online outcome measurement instrument which captures multiple dimensions of sexual wellbeing (the Sexunzipped outcome measurement instrument) 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2010
Licensed No
Impact N/A
 
Title Online trial software framework 
Description Software strucutre for online trials (registration, consent, randomisation, automated follow-up) 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2010
Licensed No
Impact Facilitating the conduct of online trials - other groups in the UCL e-Health Unit have used the frameworks
 
Title Sexunzipped intervention website 
Description Sexual health intervention website (Sexunzipped) for sexual health promotion for young people (16-20) www.sexunzipped.co.uk 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2010
Licensed No
Impact N/A
 
Title The Contraception Choices website 
Description Interactive website which offers tailored advice on choice of contraception method 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed No
Impact Currently being tested in an online trial
 
Title Contraception Choices webste 
Description The Contraception Choices website was designed in consultation with young women. The website is an evidence-based interactive digital intervention (IDI) which aims to increase satisfaction with choice of contraception method and to encourage uptake of more effective methods of contraception. The site addresses the benefits and drawbacks of 12 different methods of contraception, and provides tailored suggestions for methods which address women's concerns and preferences. The website features videos, clearly presented text, and an interactive decision aid to offer three personal contraception method recommendations. A qualitative evaluation has shown that the website is useful, attractive and engaging, and that it prompts reflection about choice of contraception. The RCT did not demonstrate an impact on contraception choice. We are reassured that there were no reported harms, including no increase in STI. There are multiple factors and steps in acquiring contraception, which are often out of women's control (e.g. obtaining a method of choice). The website contributes to more informed, active decision-making. 
Type Preventative Intervention - Behavioural risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Small-scale adoption
Year Development Stage Completed 2018
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Clinical Trial? Yes
Impact This is currently being disseminated to women and to health professionals. 
URL http://contraceptionchoices.org
 
Title Sexunzipped website 
Description The Sexunzipped website is an interactive website which gives tailored feedback and decision-support to promote sexual health. It was designed in partnership with young people, and is aimed for 16 to 20 year olds. The website development was funded by this current MRC grant. 
Type Preventative Intervention - Behavioural risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2010
Development Status On hold
Clinical Trial? Yes
Impact The website has been evaluated in an online trial, comparing Sexunzipped to an information-only sexual health website. We plan a future RCT in a school setting. 
URL http://www.sexunzipped.co.uk
 
Title Contraception Choices website 
Description The Contraception Choices website is a decision-aid which addresses common fears and misunderstandings about contraception, and provides tailored advice on suitable methods for women. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Currently being tested in a pilot online trial. 
URL http://contraceptionchoices.org
 
Title Online trial software framework 
Description Online trial software framework for participant selection, study information, online consent, account creation, online data collection, automated randomisation and automated electronic follow up. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Used in the Contraception Choices online trial. Available for other researchers to use in future. 
 
Title The Sexunzipped website 
Description Website for sexual health promotion for young people. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact The website is freely available online 
URL http://www.sexunzipped.co.uk
 
Description Are we dancing with the devil? Thoughts on academics working with private companies in the digital health field 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog posted online
Are we dancing with the devil? Thoughts on academics working with private companies in the digital health field
Centre for Behaviour Change Digital Hub, which is a large multi-disciplinary collaboration of people in the digital health field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/cbc-digi-hub-blog/2018/03/14/are-we-dancing-with-the-devil-thoughts-on-academ...
 
Description Bailey JV et al. Young people's experiences of participating in an online trial of the Sexunzipped website. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Medicine 2.0 International Conference, London, September 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bailey JV, Burgers J, Feder G, Grol R. Inside Guidelines: a comparative study of diabetes mellitus guidelines from 13 countries. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WONCA European conference, London, June 2002.


WONCA European conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006
 
Description Bailey JV, Farquhar CJ, Kavanagh J. Lesbians and Cervical Screening. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact North American Primary Care Research Group Conference, Nova Scotia, October 2001


North American Primary Care Research Group Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006
 
Description Bailey JV, Farquhar CJ, Kavanagh J. Lesbians and Sexually Transmitted Infections. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Association of Departments of General Practice conference, Cambridge, February 2003


Association of Departments of General Practice conference,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006
 
Description Bailey JV, Farquhar CJ, Robinson S. Cues and clues in communication between lesbians and health care providers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact North American Primary Care Research Group conference, Quebec October 2005


North American Primary Care Research Group conference,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006
 
Description Bailey JV, Farquhar CJ, Robinson S. Sexual Orientation and Communication with General Practitioners. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact North Central Thames Primary Care Research Network annual conference, March 2002


North Central Thames Primary Care Research Network annual conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006
 
Description Bailey JV, McCarthy O, Carswell K, Murray E, et. al. The Sexunzipped website for sexual health. e-Health: Building the UCL Community. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Building the UCL Community. E-Health Symposium, London, November 2011


E-Health Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Bailey JV, McCarthy O, Carswell K, Murray E, et. al. The Sexunzipped website for sexual wellbeing for young people: early results of a pilot online RCT. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact World Sexual Health Congress, Glasgow, June 2011



World Sexual Health Congress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Bailey JV, McCarthy O, Carswell K, Murray E, et. al. The Sexunzipped website: early online trial results. Departmental seminar, Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Departmental seminar, Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health,
UCL. October 2011


Departmental Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Bailey JV, McCarthy O, Carswell K, Murray E, et. al. The Sexunzipped website: online trial results 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Research seminar, Mortimer Market Centre for Sexual Health and HIV, July 2012

Research seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Bailey JV, Mercer CH, Johnson AM, Erens B, Wellings K, Fenton KA, Copas AJ. Women who report sex with women in Britain. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Society for Social Medicine conference. Leeds, September 2006


Society for Social Medicine conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Bailey JV, Murray E, Rait G, Mercer C, Morris RW, Peacock R, Cassell J, Nazareth, I. Computer-Based Interventions for Sexual Health: a Systematic Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Medicine 2.0 congress, Toronto, Canada Sept 2009


Medicine 2.0 congress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Bailey JV, Murray E, Rait G, Mercer C, Morris RW, Peacock R, Cassell J, Nazareth, I. Interactive computer-based interventions for sexual health promotion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Society for Academic Primary Care national conference, London July 2007


Society for Academic Primary Care national conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Cochrane review podcast online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Recorded a podcast discussing the effectiveness of online interventions for sexual health promotion which is available via the Cochrane Collaboration website:
Podcast: Cochrane review of interactive computer-based interventions for sexual health promotion:
http://www.cochrane.org/podcasts/issues-7-9-july-september-2010/interactive-computer-based-interventions-sexual-health-promo
- 5th most watched/downloaded in 2012 out of all the Cochrane podcasts (266 downloads).


Dissemination of the Cochrane Review of Interactive Computer-based interventions for Sexual Health Promotion to researchers, students and members of the public. The podcast "Interactive computer-based interventions for sexual health promotion" was the third most highly accessed of any Cochrane review podcast in 2012
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.cochrane.org/podcasts/issues-7-9-july-september-2010/interactive-computer-based-intervent...
 
Description Design and Development of a web app for contraception decision-making. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Design and Development of a web app for contraception decision-making. 3rd Centre for Behaviour Change Digital Health Conference, London Feb 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/behaviour-change/events/digi-conf-17
 
Description Design and Development of a web app for contraception decision-making.CBC 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bailey JV, Gubijev A, Walton L, Blandford A, Oliver S, D'Souza P, Rait G, Stephenson J.
Design and Development of a web app for contraception decision-making. 3rd Centre for Behaviour Change Digital Health Conference, London Feb 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Digital health or Digital Hell? 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Digital health or Digital Hell?
Blog for Centre for Behaviour Change Digital Hub. January 2017
Prompted online discussion of issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/cbc-digi-hub-blog/2017/01/10/digital-health-or-digital-hell
 
Description Digital health promotion in sexual health clinics: results of a feasibility trial of the Men's Safer Sex website. CBC 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bailey JV. Digital health promotion in sexual health clinics: results of a feasibility trial of the Men's Safer Sex website. 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing, London, February 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Digital media for sexual health promotion. Cross-site continuing professional development for Oxleas, Greenwich and Lewisham sexual health clinical sexual staff. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lively engagement with discussion of the potential of digital interventions for sexual health, especially contraception. Staff working group formed as a result of this meeting, to implement access to the Contraception Choices website and other websites before and after consultations. Posters with QR codes are now displayed on clinic walls, and patients with appointments for coil fitting are texted a link to the Contraception Choices website before-hand. The website is used by clinicians for joint decision-making in consultations.
Lewisham University Hospital, London. April 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.contraceptionchoices.org
 
Description Digital media interventions for sexual health promotion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Digital media interventions for sexual health promotion. Invited speaker, Local Area Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA) conference, York, March 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interactive digital interventions for sexual health promotion and HIV prevention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bailey JV, Wayal S, Aicken CH, Webster R, Rait G, Nazareth I, Peacock R, Murray E.
Interactive digital interventions for sexual health promotion and HIV prevention. 5th Centre for Behaviour Change Digital Health Conference, London April 2019
This conference presentation attracted lively interest, and has resulted in a new collaboration with Avert charity, to research digital interventions for HIV for sex workers in Southern Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interventions using ICT for sexual health promotion - Quebec City, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited expert: 'Interactive computer-based interventions for sexual health promotion'. Interventions utilisant les TIC pour la promotion de la sante sexuelle et reproductive: partage d'expériences internationales (Interventions using information and communication technologies for sexual health promotion: sharing of international experiences). Quebec City, Canada
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description L'espress magazine interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for media article on computer-based interventions for sexual health:
L'Espresso weekly Italian magazine. Sept 2010
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Making high-quality digital health a reality for patients: What should we be doing? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientific chair and leader of organising team. UCL Institute for Digital Health Conference.
Making high-quality digital health a reality for patients: What should we be doing? 17th April 2018, London.
This was a national conference organised by us at UCL, prompting good discussion of the place, potential, and challenges for digital health within the NHS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://digitalhealth.london/making-high-quality-digital-health-a-reality-for-patients-what-should-w...
 
Description McCarthy,O, Carswell K, Bailey JV et al. Developing the 'Sexunzipped' website: young people's views on design and content. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Society for Academic Primary Care
Annual conference, Bristol, July 2011. Shortlisted for poster prize


Shortlisted for poster prize
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description McCarthy,O, Carswell K, Bailey JV et al. Developing the 'Sexunzipped' website: young people's views on design and content. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Homerton Annual Research and Development
Conference, London, November 2011. Shortlisted for poster prize


Shortlisted for poster prize
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Online trials of e-health interventions' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker, 'Online trials of e-health interventions'. Evaluation Methods in e-Health. E-Health Unit Technology Knowledge Sharing Seminar, London, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation: 'The Sexunzipped pilot trial: optimizing the design of online randomized controlled trials' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Medicine 2.0 International Conference, London September 2013

Medicine 2.0 International Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press release - interactive computer-based interventions for sexual health promotion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release detailing the results of my Cochrane Review of Interactive Computer-based interventions for Sexual Health Promotion

Coverage in over 40 media publications world-wide
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Public Health England national conference, Warwick. Understanding risk behaviour in sexual health stream: Digital interventions for contraception choice and use 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public Health conference of national significance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Reach and impact - link to the Contraception Choices website featured on the NHS website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact The Contraception Choices website is now featured on NHS Contraception pages, and attracts 16-19,000 visits a month.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/which-method-suits-me/
 
Description Seminar on women's reproductive rights. Contraception online: Mobile phones and the internet for informed choice and adherence. Royal Society of Medicine, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lively discussion on the issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sexual Health Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker 'Sexual Health Online'.
Eastern Region Combined GUM/Microbiology Meeting. Bishop's Stortford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Sexual Health and the Internet - an exciting frontier 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker 'Sexual Health and the Internet - an exciting frontier'.
Annual conference of North East Thames Regional Faculty of Registered trainers. Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Queen Mary, University of London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Sexual Health and the Internet Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sexual Health and the Internet Workshop
London meeting for Specialty and Associated Specialty Grade doctors in sexual and reproductive health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Sexual health promotion for young people - YouTube soundbites 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Welsh TechniQuest day conference, Feb 2017, Cadiff.
YouTube Sound bites - Interview following talk entitled Sexual health promotion for young people delivered via digital media. Public Health Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LCpsjmQWek&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Sexunzipped Facebook page 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Facebook page, reporting on results from the Sexunzipped project. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sexunzipped-UCL-research-study/142640979080125
Results also posted in the form of quizzes on the website www.sexunzipped.co.uk

Openly accessible research results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012
 
Description The Contraception Choices website - does it help women make informed decisions? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker. The Contraception Choices website - does it help women make informed decisions? Key note presentation, Annual conference of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. Edinburgh, May 2019
Enthusiastic reception, with dissemination of posters to use in clinical settings - posters with QR codes are freely available to download via https://www.contraceptionchoices.org/resources-clinicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.contraceptionchoices.org/resources-clinicians
 
Description The Sexunzipped website for sexual health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'The Sexunzipped website for sexual health - intervention development and users' views of participating in an online trial'. Departmental seminar, UCL Centre for Sexual Health and HIV research, Mortimer Market Centre, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Users' views of web-based help for sexual difficulties.CBC 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact JV Bailey, Hobbs, L, Gurney K, Adams N, Murray E. Users' views of web-based help for sexual difficulties. Centre for Behaviour Change Conference. 4th Annual Conference 2018 - Behaviour Change for Health: Digital & Beyond
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/behaviour-change/events/conf-18
 
Description What is the place of contraception decision aids in primary care? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact What is the place of contraception decision aids in primary care? Society for Academic Primary Care, Annual conference, Exeter, July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.contraceptionchoices.org
 
Description Young people's experiences of participating in an online trial of the sexunzipped website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the results of a survey into young people's experiences on using the trial website for Sexunzipped. Medicine 2.0 International Conference, London, September 2013

Increased awareness of the involvement of young people and the interactive intervention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Young people, partner abuse and sexual health: a cross-sectional survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at Society for Academic Primary Care, London Regional meeting, January 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016