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Miscarriage—Evidence Based Information for the Web and Its Development Procedure

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Objective: The aim of this paper is to describe the process of developing web information on miscarriage based on scientific evidence, for women and couples in Sweden experiencing miscarriage. Method: A participatory design was used which included researchers, professional experts and users. A participatory design was used involving researchers, professional experts and users. The information was developed in six stages: 1) identifying the needs of information; 2) identifying and constructing the main areas of information and its paths; 3) identifying and inviting experts for revision; 4) developing the text; 5) reviewing the text; 6) design and structuring for adaption to website. Results: The text of information developed gradually based on the seven steps. The final text comprised three parts: 1) what is miscarriage; 2) experiences of miscarriage; 3) processing and planning for new pregnancy. Conclusion: Using participatory design was time and resource consuming, however it was functional for producing appropriate information for the target group. The developed evidence based facts text is assumed to be a complement to the information that is provided by the health care system.

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Adolfsson, A. , Arbhede, E. , Marklund, E. , Larsson, P. and Berg, M. (2015) Miscarriage—Evidence Based Information for the Web and Its Development Procedure. Advances in Sexual Medicine, 5, 89-110. doi: 10.4236/asm.2015.54011.

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