FEATURE ARTICLEAdolescent Reactions to Icon-Driven Response Modes in a Tablet-Based Health Screening ToolBLANDER, EITAN BA; SAEWYC, ELIZABETH M. PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHSAuthor Information Author Affiliation: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Funding was provided in part by the Child Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital and in part by grant CPP 86374 from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research’s Institute for Population and Public Health. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Corresponding author: Elizabeth M. Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, T201-2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2B5 (email@example.com). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: May 2015 - Volume 33 - Issue 5 - p 181-188 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000145 Buy Metrics Abstract Increasingly popular touch-screen electronic tablets offer clinics a new medium for collecting adolescent health screening data in the waiting area before visits, but there has been limited evaluation of interactive response modes. This study investigated the clarity, comprehensibility, and utility of icon-driven and gestural response functions employed in one such screening tool, TickiT. We conducted cognitive processing interviews with 30 adolescents from Vancouver (aged 14–20 years, 60% female, 30% English as a second language) as they completed the TickiT survey. Participants used seven different interactive functions to respond to questions across 30 slides, while being prompted to articulate their thoughts and reactions. The audio-recorded, transcribed interviews were analyzed for evidence of comprehension, nuances in response choices, and youth interest in the modes. Participants were quite receptive to the icon response modes. Across demographics and cultural backgrounds, they indicated question prompts were clear, response choices appropriate, and response modes intuitive. Most said they found the format engaging and would be more inclined to fill out such a screening tool than a paper-and-pencil form in a clinical setting. Given the positive responses and ready understanding of these modes among youth, clinicians may want to consider interactive icon-driven approaches for screening. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.