Adapting tailored intervention message libraries for new populations

Celette Sugg Skinner, Adam Buchanan, Matthew W. Kreuter, Cheryl Holt, Dawn Bucholtz, Tara Smith Strigo

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This paper demonstrates that a message library – the computer-tailored intervention component that contains all potential versions of tailored content – can be adapted for use in a new setting at reasonable cost and effort. A message library developed for one population was adapted to enable its use with a second population in a different geographic region. Concludes that adapting message libraries for new populations need not be a barrier to disseminating tailored interventions and designing message libraries with dissemination in mind creates tailored interventions that can be adapted for use with different populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-229
Number of pages9
JournalHealth Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003


  • Computer software
  • Dissemination
  • Education
  • Health
  • Personal needs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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