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

Soheir Noori, Evi Indriasari Mansor, Normala Ibrahim, Joanne Hinds

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr, 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages57-62
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509026319
ISBN (Print)9781509026326
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2017
Event4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016 - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Aug 201625 Aug 2016

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityMelaka
Period23/08/1625/08/16

Keywords

  • depression
  • health awareness
  • mobile medical apps

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