Lifestyle and quality of life in the ICT society

HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY: CONCEPTUAL, METHODOLOGICAL AND APPLIED ASPECTS

2003-2006 – Ministry of Science and Technology (SEC2003-03403).

The purpose of the project is to design an online intervention to promote healthy behaviours and lifestyle habits. To do so, we first analyse people’s use of the Internet.

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SUMMARY

Technological advances in recent years have favoured access to the Internet, and with it a new form of interaction between technological instruments and people, changing our style of life.

Among the changes associated with the new reality, the technological advances have shown that they are capable of creating a new framework for the development of health promotion programmes focused on fostering healthy lifestyles and improving people’s quality of life.

In this sense, the project is designed to progress in the study of the relationships between the Internet Society, technology, health and quality of life. The main objectives of the project are:

  • Evaluate Internet as a means of transmitting suitable information for promoting behaviour changes compatible with a healthier lifestyle.
  • Find out about people’s lifestyles, health and quality of life.
  • Design an online programme to promote healthy behaviours and lifestyles.

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Featured publications:

Boixadós, M., Hernàndez, E., Guillamon, N. & Pousada, M. (2010). Working Womens Lifestyles and Quality of Life in the Information Society. Health Care for Women International,31, 552-567. ISSN.0739-9332.

Boixadós, M., Pousada, M., Bueno, J. & Valiente, L. (2009). Quality of life Questionnaire: psychometric properties and relationships to healthy behavioural patterns. The Open Psychology Journal, 2, 49-57. ISSN.1874-3501.

Hernández, E., Armayones, M., Boixadós, M., Guillamón, N., Pousada, M., & Gómez-Zúñiga, B. (2009). Salud y Red. [Health and the Internet]. Barcelona: Editorial UOC.

Armayones, M., Boixadós, M., Gómez, B., Guillamón, N., Hernández, E., Pousada, M., & Valiente, L. (2006). Intervención en salud en la red. Infocoponline, ISSN 1886-1385, 8 noviembre 2006.

Chamarro, A. y Hernández, E. (2005). Nuevos estilos de vida en la sociedad Red: una propuesta teórica enfocada a la intervención en salud. Iberpsicología: Revista Electrónica de la Federación Española de Asociaciones de Psicología, 10 (2). ISSN-e 1579-4113.

Armayones, M., Boixadós, M., Hernández, E., Pousada, M., Valiente, L., & Vivas, P. (2004). Salut i qualitat de vida a la societat del coneixement. [Salud y calidad de vida en la sociedad del conocimiento]. PortalSocial.net. Newsletter, 11 noviembre 2004.

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