Mobile phone apps for behavioural interventions for at-risk drinkers in Australia: literature review

Choo, Carol C., and Burton, André A.D. (2018) Mobile phone apps for behavioural interventions for at-risk drinkers in Australia: literature review. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 6 (2).

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Abstract

Background: The mobile technology era has ushered in the use of mobile phone apps for behavioural intervention for at-risk drinkers.

Objective: Our objective was to review recent research relevant to mobile phone apps that can be used for behavioural intervention for at-risk drinkers in Australia.

Methods: The inclusion criteria for this review is articles published in peer reviewed journals from 2001 to 2017 with use of search terms namely "smartphone application", "alcohol", "substance", "behavioural intervention", "electronic-health" and "mobile-health".

Results: In total, we identified 103 abstracts, screened 90 articles, and assessed 50 full-text articles that fit the inclusion criteria for eligibility, We included 19 articles in this review.

Conclusions: This review highlighted the paucity of evidence-based and empirically validated research into effective mobile phone apps that can be used for behavioural interventions with at-risk drinkers in Australia.

Item ID: 51219
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: at-risk drinkers; smartphone applications; behavioural intervention
ISSN: 2291-5222
Funders: James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: JCU Internal Research Grant CRT/2016/19
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 23:24
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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