Smartphone applications for behavioural interventions with at risk drinkers

Choo, C., Burton, A., Zhang, M., and Ho, R. (2016) Smartphone applications for behavioural interventions with at risk drinkers. In: [Presented at the 2016 Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Annual Congress]. From: 2016 Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Annual Congress, 8-12 May 2016, Hong Kong.

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Abstract

Background: Problem drinking is a worldwide concern and a comorbid health problem for psychiatric illness. With the rising trend in e-mental health interventions, the advancement of smartphone technology has ushered in an era where smartphone apps can be used for behavioural change intervention in problem drinking.

Objectives: The aim of the study is to contribute towards the development of a smartphone app for use with problem drinkers based on behavioural modification principles.

Methods: 7 post graduate students in the School of Health Professions at Murdoch University were interviewed about the use of smartphone apps for problem drinking and the interview transcripts were subjected to thematic analysis.

Findings: Themes that emerged include: accessibility, milestones, commitment and notifications.

Conclusions: These findings shed light on the development of the e-mental health intervention for problem drinking. Implications on clients from diverse cultures and various age groups are discussed.

Item ID: 43479
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
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Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 04:35
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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