Mobile phone apps for behavioral interventions for at-risk drinkers in Australia: literature Review

Choo, Carol C., and Burton, André D. (2018) Mobile phone apps for behavioral interventions for at-risk drinkers in Australia: literature Review. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 6 (2). e18.

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Abstract

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

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

Methods: The inclusion criteria for this review were articles published in peer-reviewed journals from 2001 to 2017 with use of the search terms "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 behavioral interventions with at-risk drinkers in Australia.

Item ID: 53464
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2291-5222
Keywords: problem drinking, alcohol drinking, eHealth, telemedicine, smartphone, mobile applications, behavioral intervention, risk reduction behavior, review
Copyright Information: Copyright © Carol C Choo, André A D Burton. Originally published in JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth (http://mhealth.jmir.org), 13.02.2018. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published in JMIR mhealth and uhealth, is properly cited. The complete bibliographic information, a link to the original publication on http://mhealth.jmir.org/, as well as this copyright and license information must be included.
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Funders: James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: JCU Internal Research Grant CRT/2016/19
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 07:49
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