MoodRush : engaging, language-free, mobile self-asssessment of mood
Jauny, Ray; Hayward, Christian; Baghaei, Nilufar; Hach, Sylvia; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein
Citation:Jauny, R., Hayward, C., Baghaei, N., & Hach, S. (2017, July). MoodRush: Engaging, language-free, mobile self-asssessment of mood. Paper presented at Innovations that Transform Societies; Wintec ITP Symposium and Expo, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3895
DIGITAL HEALTH ERA New Zealand: 91% of the 18-34 own a smartphone (Gibson et al., 2013) Youth spend a significant amount of time on their devices (The Common Sense Census, 2015). Feeling normal & autonomous and being connected, are crucial factors for young people affected by mental health problems (Wisdom, Clarke, & Green, 2006). 69% of contacts to telehealth providers originate from < 24yr olds (Coleman, 2017) Mobile health interventions have significant positive effect on health outcomes in young populations (Fedele et al., 2017). Self-assessment is therapeutically beneficial due to the individual being involved in the process (Beck