Education, School, and Behaviour Faculty of Philosophy

Optimization with In-process Evaluation of the MMR Decision Support in the Online Service "impfen-info.de" of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)

In this project, the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella vaccination) decision aid is revised according to the scientific standards of the International Patient Decision Aid Collaboration and tested experimentally in laboratory studies. A special focus of the revision is on providing accurate risk information and reducing reactance, i.e. the feeling of being restricted in one's freedom of choice. The aim is to enable users to make a neutral decision process that reflects their individual preferences.

Duration
09/2015 - 04/2016

Funding
Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) :
41 000 Euro

Project management

Professor of Health Communication (DFG Heisenberg-Professur Gesundheitskommunikation) (Faculty of Philosophy)

Vaccination yes or no? The topic of vaccinations often leads to discussions and makes many parents feel insecure. Under the motto "We inform - you decide", information seekers, e.g. parents, can use the MMR decision support tool on the BZgA (Federal Centre for Health Education) website to find out about the risks of measles, mumps and rubella and MMR vaccination, compare the risks and weigh up the arguments in favour of vaccination. In this project, the MMR decision aid will be revised according to the scientific standards of the International Patient Decision Aid Collaboration and tested experimentally in laboratory studies. Special attention will be paid to providing accurate risk information and reducing reactance, i.e. the feeling of being restricted in your decision making. The aim is to enable users to make a neutral decision process that reflects their individual preferences. The new version of the MMR decision support tool will be presented during the European Immunization Week (24th - 30th of April, 2016).

Health Research Health Decisions

Cooperation partner

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA)

Dr. Britta Reckendrees

Nina Horstkötter

Research focus

Education, School, and Behaviour