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Promoting awareness of depression with a mobile application: a usability study and evaluation


Al-Bayaty, Soheir Noori Alwan Mohammed and Mansor, Evi Indriasari and Ibrahim, Normala and Hinds, Joanne (2016) Promoting awareness of depression with a mobile application: a usability study and evaluation. In: 2016 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering (i-USEr 2016), 23-25 Aug. 2016, Melaka, Malaysia. (pp. 57-62).


This paper reports selected results from a study designed to understand the potential and limitations of a mobile application in promoting health awareness of depression to patients, their families and others. The mobile application was developed with a user-centered approach, which emphasized user preferences and opinions throughout an iterative process of development. It comprised medical information about depression, and causes, symptoms and methods of treatment. We conducted several design and evaluation sessions with a group of users (patients, their family, doctors, nurses and general users). Our findings demonstrate that the mobile medical application has the potential to improve and increase awareness among patients and their family members.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/IUSER.2016.7857934
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: Depression; Health awareness; Mobile medical apps
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 09:56
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55946
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