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Currently submitted to: Journal of Participatory Medicine

Date Submitted: May 29, 2019
Open Peer Review Period: May 31, 2019 - Jul 8, 2019
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User experience of a post-TBI sexuality information toolkit

  • Pascale Marier Deschênes; 
  • Marie-Eve Lamontagne; 
  • Marie-Pierre Gagnon


After having sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), individuals are at risk of impairments in information processing, abstract reasoning, executive functioning, attention, and memory. This affects different aspects of communicative functioning. Specific strategies can be adopted to improve the provision of health information to individuals with TBI, including the development of written material and non-written media.


A user-centered design was adopted to codevelop five audiovisual presentations, a double-sided information sheet and a checklist aimed at informing individuals about post-TBI sexuality. The last phase of the project consisted of the assessment of the user experience of the information toolkit, based on the User Experience Honeycomb model.


Two focus groups and one individual semi-structured interview were conducted with individuals with moderate to severe TBI.


The participants mentioned that the toolkit was easily usable, and would have fulfilled a need for information on post-TBI sexuality during or after rehabilitation. They mostly agreed that the minimalist visual content was well organized, attractive and relevant. The information was easily located, and the tools were accessible in terms of reading and visioning. The content was also considered credible.


These results confirmed the assumption that this patient-oriented project led to the development of a usable toolkit, matching the needs for adapted


Please cite as:

Marier Deschênes P, Lamontagne ME, Gagnon MP

User experience of a post-TBI sexuality information toolkit

JMIR Preprints. 29/05/2019:14874

DOI: 10.2196/preprints.14874


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