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dc.contributor.authorPentland, Alex
dc.contributor.authorReid, Todd G.
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-13T12:01:41Z
dc.date.available2020-05-13T12:01:41Z
dc.date.issued2019-08
dc.identifier.issn1664-0640
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/125200
dc.description.abstractToday’s smartphones allow for a wide range of “big data” measurement, for example, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), whereby behaviours are repeatedly assessed within a person’s natural environment. With this type of data, we can better understand – and predict – risk for behavioral and health issues and opportunities for (self-monitoring) interventions. In this mixed-methods feasibility study, through convenience sampling we collected data from 32 participants (aged 16–24) over a period of three months. To gain more insight into the app experiences of youth with mental health problems, we interviewed a subsample of 10 adolescents who received psycthological treatment. The results from this feasibility study indicate that emojis) can be used to identify positive and negative feelings, and individual pattern analyses of emojis may be useful for clinical purposes. While adolescents receiving mental health care are positive about future applications, these findings also highlight some caveats, such as possible drawback of inaccurate representation and incorrect predictions of emotional states. Therefore, at this stage, the app should always be combined with professional counseling. Results from this small pilot study warrant replication with studies of substantially larger sample size.en_US
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SAen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00593en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licenseen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceFrontiersen_US
dc.titleCan an Emoji a Day Keep the Doctor Away? An Explorative Mixed-Methods Feasibility Study to Develop a Self-Help App for Youth With Mental Health Problemsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationVan Dam, Levi et al. “Can an Emoji a Day Keep the Doctor Away? An Explorative Mixed-Methods Feasibility Study to Develop a Self-Help App for Youth With Mental Health Problems.” Frontiers in psychiatry 10 (2019): 593 © 2019 The Author(s)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratoryen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMIT Connection Science (Research institute)en_US
dc.relation.journalFrontiers in psychiatryen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2020-01-23T13:34:56Z
dspace.date.submission2020-01-23T13:34:59Z
mit.journal.volume10en_US


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