Faculty Advisor

Djamasbi, Soussan

Faculty Advisor

Wilson, E. Vance


There is a movement taking off calling for greater patient engagement to motivate patients to be more involved in their own healthcare prevention and treatment, in order to provide more effective medical care. Though this Interactive Qualifying Project, we aided in this effort and tested a new Health Engagement Model by creating and administering an online survey. The model consists of three areas: Cognitive Engagement, Behavioral Engagement, and Healthcare Engagement. We applied this model and designed a survey to measure the Health Engagement of young adults, age 18-25. Measurement items included diet, exercise, mental health, general health, and vaccinations. We also collected demographic information from each of the surveyed students.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



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