Acceptance of smartwatches for automated self-report in mental health interventions

Nadal, Camille and Sas, Corina and Doherty, Gavin (2020) Acceptance of smartwatches for automated self-report in mental health interventions. In: 25th annual international CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference, 2020-06-05. (In Press)

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Abstract

Tracking of mood is an activity commonly employed within a range of mental health interventions. Physical activity and sleep are also important for contextualising mood data but can be difficult to track manually and rely on retrospective recall. Smartwatches show potential to help reduce the burden on users in terms of remembering to track, and the effort of tracking, as well as difficulties in accurate recall of sleep and activity. This ongoing study explores the acceptance of the use of a smartwatch app for automated self-report in a mental health intervention context. The watch app studied allows the manual self-report of mood and automated self-report of sleep and physical activity. Acceptance is measured through usage metrics and a questionnaire based on the Health Information Technology Acceptance Model. Acceptance issues more specific to the context of mental health interventions (e.g. perceived stigma) are also explored. The questionnaire is delivered before first use of the app, after initial use, and following sustained use, in order to assess the evolution of patients’ acceptance over time.

Item Type:
Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title:
25th annual international CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference
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142816
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Deposited On:
01 Apr 2020 11:10
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Yes
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In Press
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21 Oct 2020 00:52