Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/127403
Author(s): Almeida A
Almeida H
Figueiredo-Braga M
Title: Mobile solutions in depression: Enhancing communication with patients using an SMS-based intervention
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: Mobile solutions, namely the ones based on the Short Message Service (SMS), can play an important role in enhancing communication with patients with depression, between consultations, allowing the delivery of supportive messages or reminders. This paper presents an overview on this topic and describes a 4-stage study aiming to better understand the mHealth scenario in depression, specifically regarding the use of messaging services. The four stages comprised: (i) a diagnosis of perspectives and practices; (ii) a 6-weeks SMS intervention plan; (iii) a prototype of a digital application to support patients' follow-up and interaction; (iv) and a survey with physicians on digital experience and predisposition to use the prototype. Results underline the potential of the use of messaging systems and digital solutions to improve communication with patients with depression and point the benefits of blended-interventions (combining personal contact and SMSs, as an adjunct/complement to regular treatment). Further researched is needed, particular regarding the adjustment of these solutions to specific target groups.
Subject: Depression
MHealth
Patient-physician communication
SMS
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/127403
Source: Procedia Computer Science, vol.138, p. 89-96
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections:I3S - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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