Calculating alcohol risk in a visualisation tool for promoting healthy behaviour

Bissett, Scott, Wood, Sharon, Cox, Richard, Scott, Donia and Cassell, Jackie (2011) Calculating alcohol risk in a visualisation tool for promoting healthy behaviour. In: Artificial intelligence and health communication: papers from the AAAI spring symposium. Technical Report SS-11-01 . AAAI Press, Menlo Park, California, pp. 2-9. ISBN 9781577354932

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There is an urgent need for interventions to assist teenagers and young adults in appreciating the physical and social risks of binge drinking. While research on the health risks associated with alcohol abuse is well developed, the translation and communication of this knowledge to young people is not. This paper describes a prototype visualisation tool, an Alcohol Risk Calculator, that provides personalised information on risks associated with alcohol consumption based on individual drinking habits. Its design is informed by studies of graphical literacy, evidence on forms of presenting risk that aid understanding, and theory that provides insight into changing health damaging behaviour.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Depositing User: Sharon Wood
Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 10:40
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 14:10
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