Imagine a world where you felt compelled to do what’s good for you. We know what we should do, that we should eat well and exercise, but then there’s ice cream, the couch and Netflix. Consider if Netflix could help you want to do what’s good for you, could inspire you to be healthier. Well, it can.
Entertainment delivered narratives that are shown to impact health behaviours. We will conduct a comprehensive scoping review to identify characteristics of narratives that result in health-related behavioural changes, such as ensuring that stories include behavioural modelling, characters are identifiable to target audiences and relevant cultural/demographic considerations to ensure that films are appropriate for the target audience.
Scoping Review: A scoping review following the PRISMA guidelines will be conducted. The scoping review will not target specific health behaviours. Searched databases will be EBSCO, MEDLINE, PsycInfo, PubMed, Scopus and the review will be registered with Open Science Framework. A critical appraisal of included sources of evidence (Risk of bias) will be conducted following Cochrane Guidelines. All findings will be summarised and presented as they relate to the review questions and objectives.
Dr Michaela Pascoe
Professor Alex Parker