Smartphone application for behavioural intervention with at-risk drinkers

Choo, C., Burton, A., Zhang, M., and Ho, R. (2016) Smartphone application for behavioural intervention with at-risk drinkers. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50 (S1). p. 183.

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Background: Problem drinking is a worldwide concern and is often 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 applications can be used for behavioural intervention in problem drinking.

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

Methods: Seven postgraduate students in the School of Health Professions at Murdoch University were interviewed about the use of a novel smartphone application for behavioural intervention with problem drinking and the interview transcripts were subjected to thematic analysis.

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

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

Item ID: 44154
Item Type: Article (Abstract)
ISSN: 1440-1614
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Presented at the International Congress of Psychiatry, 8-12 May 2016, Hong Kong

Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 03:49
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
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