Smoking cessation: Exploration of perceived technology-related information value

Iris Reychav, Roger McHaney, Eyal Hirak, Ben Merker

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This study describes a unique approach to information transfer affecting the perceived value of this information and related impact on smoker behavior. Data were collected via survey, sampling approximately 120 participants. An online survey tool was used for the survey creation, data collection and monitoring. Another online tool was used by participants to create short animation videos as a means of increasing their engagement with information in an experiential fashion. Study findings included that the process experienced by the test group was influential and facilitated participants’ change of mind regarding enrollment in a smoking cessation workshop. This was partly attributable to the IKEA effect. The study provides evidence that a change in habits crucial to improve health and enhance positive lifestyle choices can be stimulated through active engagement with artifact creation in a technology-mediated environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1244-1264
Number of pages21
JournalHealth Informatics Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2019


  • IKEA effect
  • cessation
  • information
  • perceived value
  • self-creation
  • smoking


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