Elia Gabarron


Elia Gabarron received her degree in Psychology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and in 2012 she moved to Tromsø to do her PhD at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research. She has been involved in e-health research for over 10 years, and her academic and research interests are centreed around the use of social media for health, especially the role of the Internet and social networks in supporting and educating people to prevent and manage health conditions. She is also on the leadership board of the IMIA Social Media Working Group (IMIA-SMWG), and has several publications in this field, and was editor in the first book from the IMIA-SMWG "Participatory Health Through Social Media".

Elia Gabarron

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Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: Personal E-health

Elia's projects

Project title Year Theme Project management
STDs prevention - A novel Game-Based Appointment System for Youth 2014 - 2016 Citizen services
Elia Gabarron
Diabetes on the social media: health promotion intervention and behaviour analysis 2017 - 2020 Citizen services
Eirik Årsand Elia Gabarron
Diabetes Digital Guidelines 2018 - 2020 Citizen services
Per Hasvold Eirik Årsand

Elia's publications in Cristin

Title Year Category
Do diabetes mHealth and online interventions evaluate what is important for users? 2019 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Do diabetes mHealth and online interventions evaluate what is important for users? 2019 FOREDRAG
Panel: Artificial Intelligence in participatory health and social media: Current perspectives and opportunities 2019 FOREDRAG
Artificial Intelligence for Participatory Health: Applications, Impact, and Future Implications 2019 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
The Delphi study. Creating a health promotion intervention on diabetes 2019 FOREDRAG
Health promotion priorities for diabetes: Results of a Delphi study 2019 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Twitter revealed a more positive attitude towards type 1 diabetes 2019 MEDIEBIDRAG
Twitter avslørte en mer positiv holdning til diabetes type 1 enn type 2 2019 MEDIEBIDRAG
What are diabetes patients versus health care personnel discussing on social media? 2019 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Diabetes patients want more information about research 2018 MEDIEBIDRAG
Preferences and interests of diabetes social media users regarding a health-promotion intervention 2018 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Helseråd på Facebook hjelper folk med diabetes 2018 MEDIEBIDRAG
eSalud: Retos y necesidades actuales de los profesionales de la Salud 2018 FOREDRAG
Diabetes on Twitter: A sentiment analysis 2018 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Social media use in interventions for diabetes: Rapid evidence-based review 2018 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Participatory Health and Social Media in the age of fake news 2018 FOREDRAG
Social media as enabler of health research 2018 FOREDRAG
The use of gamification in empowerment 2018 FOREDRAG
Social media for health promotion in diabetes: Study protocol for a participatory public health intervention design 2018 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Panel: Participatory health and the future of co-created eHealth 2018 FOREDRAG
Diabetes social media users’ preferences for a health promotion intervention 2018 FOREDRAG
Round table: Drivers and Barriers for a Paradigm Shift in Health. 2018 FOREDRAG
Mobile Phone Apps for Quality of Life and Well-Being Assessment in Breast and Prostate Cancer Patients: Systematic Review 2017 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Tweets are not always supportive of patients with mental disorders 2017 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
When social media do not deliver as intended in health: Considerations and possible solutions for dealing with undesirable outcomes 2017 FOREDRAG
Combining multivariate statistics and the think-aloud protocol to assess Human-Computer Interaction barriers in symptom checkers 2017 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Identificando las necesidades de los pacientes 2017 FOREDRAG
Healthcare representatives tweeting about #diabetes: Follow the leaders! 2017 FOREDRAG
Social media and sexual health – New arenas for information on sexually transmitted infections and promotion of healthy sexual behavior 2017 RAPPORT
Kunnskapsoppsummering: Sosial, digital kontakt for å motvirke ensomhet blant eldre 2017 RAPPORT
An Introduction to Participatory Health Through Social Media 2016 BOKRAPPORTDEL
Participatory Health through Social Media 2016 BOK
Lessons learnt from a MOOC about social media for digital health literacy 2016 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Blir facebook den nye legen? 2017 MEDIEBIDRAG
Weekly pattern for online information-seeking on HIV – a multi-language study 2016 FOREDRAG
What are diabetes patients discussing on social media? 2016 FOREDRAG
Tweets are not always supportive of patients with mental disorders 2016 FOREDRAG
Impact of Facebook ads for sexual health promotion via an educational web app: A case study 2017 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Should you be using Facebook for health information? 2016 MEDIEBIDRAG
Folk bruker Facebook til å lære om sykdommen sin 2016 MEDIEBIDRAG
mHealth technologies for chronic disease prevention and management: an Evidence Check review brokered by the Sax Institute (www.saxinstitute.org.au) for Healthdirect Australia, 2015 2015 RAPPORT
What are diabetes patients discussing on social media? 2016 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Weekly pattern for online information seeking on HIV - A multi-language study 2016 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Use of social media for sexual health promotion: a scoping review 2016 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Lessons learnt from MOOCs about how social media can improve Digital Health Literacy 2016 FOREDRAG
Evaluation of an educational programme with workshops for families of children with food allergies 2016 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Is there a weekly pattern for health information searching and is the pattern unique to health topics? 2015 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Helsepersonell-tweets deles minst 2015 MEDIEBIDRAG
Type 1 diabetes in Twitter: who all listen to? 2015 BOKRAPPORTDEL
Hansen M. Ethical Issues of Social Media Media Usage 2015 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Lecture on "Gamification and social media for health behavior change" 2015 FOREDRAG
Type 1 diabetes in Twitter: who all listen to? 2015 FOREDRAG
The Online Big Blue Test for Promoting Exercise: Health, Self-Efficacy, and Social Support 2015 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Seminar on "Gamification and social media for health behaviour change" 2015 FOREDRAG
The Ethical Challenges of Social Media in Healthcare 2015 FOREDRAG
Randomized trial of a novel game-based appointment system for a university hospital venereology unit: Study protocol 2015 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Sjekkdeg.no: A game-style Web app for preventing sexually transmitted diseases 2013 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
www.sjekkdeg.no 2013 FOREDRAG
Ebola, Twitter, and Misinformation: A dangerous combination? 2014 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Tweet content related to sexually transmitted diseases: No joking matter 2014 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Comunicación audiovisual 2014 BOKRAPPORTDEL
Una aplicación para sacar a la clamidia de su escondite 2013 MEDIEBIDRAG
Can a game-style web app prevent sexually transmitted diseases? 2014 FOREDRAG
Play as a prevention strategy: Using a web app to teach youth about STDs 2014 FOREDRAG
A randomized online health experiment for a safer youth sexual behaviour 2014 FOREDRAG
Gamification Strategy on Prevention of STDs for Youth 2013 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Gamification Strategy on Prevention of STDs for Youth 2013 FOREDRAG
Identifying Measures Used for Assessing Quality of YouTube Videos with Patient Health Information: A Review of Current Literature 2013 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Avatars using computer/smartphone mediated communication and social networking in prevention of sexually transmitted diseases 2012 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
eHealth and online videos for health promotion 2012 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL
Social media in health - what are the safety concerns for health consumers? 2012 TIDSSKRIFTPUBL

Elia's project reports

Report no. Title Author(s)
2016 07 Kunnskapsoppsummering: Sosial, digital kontakt for å motvirke ensomhet blant eldre Elia Gabarron, Hanne Hoaas, Elin Johnsen