Check Up GP: Implementing a Co-Designed Health and Lifestyle Screening app to Improve Patient-Centred Care for Young People in Primary Care

      During adolescence and young adulthood a wide range of mental health disorders and risky behaviours can emerge and co-occur. Primary care practitioners (PCPs) are ideally positioned to identify areas of concern as part of young people’s routine health care. Technology-based screening tools help PCPs to normalise sensitive issues, guide discussion about risky behaviour, and increase young people’s disclosure of sensitive health issues. However, there is a paucity of research into how using these tools affect patient-centred care. Further, despite the known benefits, this technology is not being widely used by PCPs. The aim of this study was to implement a co-designed health and lifestyle screening app, and investigate how it affected the patient-centred care of young people and how PCPs and clinic receptionists integrated using the tool within routine health care.
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