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mHealth for mental health: evidence, privacy and consumer perspectives

Gastvortrag mit Diskussion, 27. September 2017

mHealth for mental health: evidence, privacy and consumer perspectives (Bild: DiTeS 2017)

Jennifer Nicholas hat am Black Dog Institute insbesondere zu der Frage geforscht, wie Smartphone Apps junge Erwachsene mit Bipolaren Störungen dabei unterstützen können, mit ihrer Erkrankung umzugehen. In ihrem Vortrag wird sie auf Nutzungsbarrieren und Qualität solcher Apps eingehen und insbesondere Ergebnisse aus der Forschung zur Nutzerperspektive präsentieren.

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mHealth for mental health: evidence, privacy and consumer perspectives

Gastvortrag mit Diskussion

Wann?

  • 27. September 2017
  • ab 16.30 Uhr

Wo?

TH Köln
Campus Südstadt
Raum 211
Ubierring 48, 50678 Köln

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Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos

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Jennifer Nicholas, Black Dog Institute and University of New South Wales, Australia

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Forschungsschwerpunkt ‚Digitale Technologien und Soziale Dienste’ (DiTeS)

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Vortrag mit Diskussion auf Englisch.
Alle Studierenden, Mitarbeiter*innen und Interessierte sind herzlich eingeladen.


Abstract:
The ability to place information, treatment, and resources at the fingertips of those with mental health disorders can transform how these disorders are managed and treated. Within the context of examining the use of mobile health for early intervention in bipolar disorder, I identify and explore two important of the barriers to the widespread adoption of mobile health solutions – quality and consumer input. First, I present results of an examination of the scientific quality of smartphone apps for bipolar disorder specifically and health more generally. Quality is discussed in terms of evidence-base and privacy considerations. Secondly, I highlight the missing voice – that of consumers – in mobile healthcare. Consumer perspectives are investigated through the results of a mixed-methods survey, and a qualitative examination of app-users. Methodological considerations within mobile health and the role of consumers in development are discussed as potential facilitators to overcome the identified barriers.

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Jennifer Nicholas is a PhD student from Sydney Australia in the final stages of her project. Jennifer undertook her PhD at the Black Dog Institute and University of New South Wales. The Black Dog Institute is an internationally recognised research centre pioneering research in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, particularly with the aid of technology.
Broadly, Jennifer is interested in improving access to evidence-based care and mental health tools and resources through technology. Her PhD research has investigated how smartphone apps can support young adults with bipolar disorder actively manage their condition. This research has taken a strong consumer-focus, with an exploration of consumer needs and perspectives on smartphone apps for disorder management central to the work. She has also investigated the scientific quality of existing resources available to consumers. Jennifer hopes the results will led to the development of acceptable, useful apps that meet the needs of people with mental health conditions.

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