Behavioural Design Lab

Health Literacy

From a health promotion perspective, we aim to analyse and contribute to the design of tools and interventions that improve health literacy of people in different moments of life and health conditions. This involves working with citizens and professionals on knowledge, skills and service design to facilitate a better response to the demands of health in the current context. 


eHealthLit4Teen. Learning ecologies in digital mental health in adolescents in Barcelona. Contents and formats through social networks. (2022-2025). WEB   

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Consultancy for the COMPDIG Salut project. Digital competencies of health professionals in Catalonia. (2021)

Funding: TICSalut Social foundation

Objective: Consultancy service for the definition of a model for the evaluation and accreditation of specific ICT competencies for health professionals in Catalonia.

Team: Teresa Romeu (PI) and Montse Guitert (edul@b, UOC), Eulàlia Hernández (PSiNET), and Francesc Saigí (I2TIC –UOC)


Translation, adaptation and validation of the eHLQ questionnaire (Understanding eHealth and Healthcare Questionnaire) to Spanish and Catalan. (2020-2021)

Funding: UOC eHealth Center

Objective: Having a validated tool in Spanish and Catalan to evaluate eHealth literacy. This will provide useful information to design appropriate interventions to promote it.

Team: Eulàlia Hernández (PI) (PSiNET), Ignacio del Arco and Noemí Robles (eHC), and David Cullen (UOC linguistic service).

MOOC. Health literacy: Proposals and ideas to take care of ourselves. (2020)

Funding: UOC (Faculty of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Health Sciences and eHealth Center).

Objective: Generating a  framework for discussion and collaboration on health literacy, and to make projects and available resources visible.

Team: Eulàlia Hernández and Manuel Armayones (PSiNET), and Antoni Baena from UOC; Mònica Fernández (Consorci Hospitalari de Catalunya), Daria Roca (Hospital Clínic de Barcelona).


Development and effectiveness of an mHealth intervention in the improvement of Health Literacy and self-management of the pluripathological patient with heart failure: a randomised controlled trial.(2019-2022)

Funding: Instituto de Investigación e Innovación de Cádiz, INiBICA. LI19/20IN-CO19.

Objective: Evaluating the effectiveness of an mHealth intervention, with respect to usual clinic practice, to improve health literacy and patient self-management with heart failure and complex health needs.

Team: Pilar Bas and Martina Fernández (IPs) (University of Cádiz) and 30 researchers from the University of Cadiz and the Andalusian Health Service (SAS); the Canarian Foundation of Health Research (FUNCANIS);  and Eulàlia Hernández (PSiNET) and Ignacio del Arco from UOC eHCUOC.


Conversations for health. Practical workshops for communication between patients and health professionals. (2019 – 2020 )

Funding: UOC eHealth Center

Objective: Sharing knowledge, techniques, tools and resources with the aim of enhancing the communication between patients and health professionals.

Team: Spanish health literacy network: Ignacio del Arco (UOC) and Eulàlia Hernández (PSiNET) (UOC eHC); María Falcón (UMurcia); Pilar Bas and Martina Fernández (UCádiz), Dolors Juvinyà and M Rosa Soler (UGirona), Alezandra Torres (Canarian Foundation on Health Research FUNCANIS), and Mònica Fernández (Consorci Hospitalari de Catalunya).

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