Study Protocol: Health Talk Norway

Hege Kristin Andreassen
Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, University Hospital of North Norway

Kari Dyb
Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, University Hospital of North Norway

Marianne Trondsen
Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, University Hospital of North Norway

Line Lundvoll Warth
Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, University Hospital of North Norway

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Ingår i: SHI 2015, Proceedings from The 13th Scandinavien Conference on Health Informatics, June 15-17, 2015, Tromsø, Norway

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 115:10, s. 63-65

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Publicerad: 2015-06-26

ISBN: 978-91-7685-985-8

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper is a study protocol. “Health talk Norway” is a one year project where we will pilot a new and increasingly popular international methodology for qualitative research on people’s health experiences; the DIPEx methodology, developed by the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG) at the University of Oxford. This study will explore if Norwegian research and dissemination on health experiences can be improved using the DIPEx methodology. At the core of the DIPEx methodology is a web site disseminating people’s accounts of their health experiences. DIPEx has been founded to promote the spread of well-researched data on personal experiences of illness and health for the benefit of patients, professionals (both clinical and academic), health services, health care providers and carers. The methodology has been developed in the UK and has so far been adapted to 9 other countries, in Europe, Australia, North America and Asia. Results from the pilot will be of importance for future development of a Norwegian health talk web site, and support research infrastructure for qualitative research on health experiences.


Health experiences; methodology; patients; qualitative; web science


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