Dropout from Computer-based interventions for children and adolescents with chronic health conditions

Tamara L. Dunn, Leanne M. Casey, Jeanie Sheffield, Peter Newcombe, Anne B. Chang

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    Abstract

    Dropout is a frequent problem in face-to-face psychological interventions. However, little is known regarding dropout in computer-based interventions (CBIs). It is important to understand the extent to which children and adolescents drop out of CBIs, so we can ensure that more people complete the programmes to gain maximum benefit. A systematic review of current research on dropout from CBIs identified 15 studies. Dropout rate ranged from 0 per cent to 54 per cent with a median of 15 per cent. There is a need for more rigorous investigation of the extent of, and reasons for, dropout from CBIs with children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. 

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)429-442
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Health Psychology
    Volume17
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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