Identification and review of health communication methods
Health communication methods were evaluated to:
Increase knowledge and awareness of good nutrition;
Influence behaviours and attitudes to dietary intake.
The project encompassed a Rapid Evidence Review (RER) of relevant literature in the field of health communication; a practicality workshop with end users and civilian health communication experts; and Relative Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost calculations in order to identify effective communication methods to convey nutritional information to the customer.
A report has been produced that presents the project findings related to the core research questions as follows:
What novel methods and technologies exist to convey health communications? What evidence is there that these methods help to: increase knowledge and awareness of good nutrition; and influence behaviours and attitudes to dietary intake?
How easy or difficult would it be to implement these methods in a real life setting?
Where might health communication methods go in the future?
How might the effectiveness of these methods be evaluated?
What are the potential costs of those methods identified?