eADVICE - Advice while you wait: Empowering families, improving health, reducing waiting times

  • Caldwell, Patrina H. Y. (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Richards, Deborah (Chief Investigator)
  • Seton, Chris (Associate Investigator)
  • Waters, Karen A. (Associate Investigator)
  • Deshpande, Aniruddh V. (Associate Investigator)
  • Scott, Karen M. (Associate Investigator)
  • Teixeira-Pinto, Armando (Associate Investigator)
  • Howell, Martin (Associate Investigator)
  • Griffin, Laura (Associate Investigator)
  • Craig, Jonathan C. (Associate Investigator)
  • Howard, Kirsten (Associate Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


Long outpatient waiting times are common, frustrating for
patients and clinicians, and may have adverse health
consequences. This proposal evaluates eADVICE
(electronic Advice and Diagnosis Via the Internet following
Computerised Evaluation), an interactive eHealth program
that provides treatment advice to patients, supervised by
their general practitioner (GP), while they are awaiting a
specialist appointment. eADVICE facilitates the exchange
of information between the child, parents and specialists
using a virtual character (“avatar”), enabling assessment,
diagnosis and provision of individualised treatment advice.
We will first test eADVICE in incontinence and sleep
disorders, because clinics for these conditions have
waiting times of over 12 months.
Short titleeADVICE
Effective start/end date6/11/1830/08/20