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BACKGROUND eHealth facilitation of chronic disease management has potential to increase engagement and effectiveness and extend access to care in rural areas. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility and acceptability of an eHealth system for the management of chronic conditions in a rural setting. METHODS We developed an(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have tested whether individually tailored text messaging interventions have an effect on clinical outcomes when used to supplement traditional psychotherapy. This is despite the potential to improve outcomes through symptom monitoring, prompts for between-session activities, and psychoeducation. OBJECTIVE The intent of the study was(More)
BACKGROUND Research has shown that improving well-being using positive mental health interventions can be useful for predicting and preventing mental illness. Implementing online interventions may be an effective way to reach young people, given their familiarity with technology. OBJECTIVE This study will assess the effectiveness of a website called the(More)
Increasingly IT-based tools and applications are being provided for consumers to become involved in aspects of their own healthcare. Commentary on these artefacts varies widely as different areas of literature adopt different terminologies and perspectives in their discourse. Our paper provides a case study for how the literature available on this topic may(More)
Digital footprints, the automatically accumulated by-products of our technology-saturated lives, offer an exciting opportunity for psychiatric research. The commercial sector has already embraced the electronic trails of customers as an enabling tool for guiding consumer behaviour, and analogous efforts are ongoing to monitor and improve the mental health(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine characteristics of patients receiving Medicare-funded face-to-face consultations by psychiatrists in a rural service with an established telemedicine service. METHODS For this study, 55 case-managed patients from four rural community mental health teams in South Australia provided information through questionnaires(More)
BACKGROUND Digital technologies show promise for reversing poor engagement of youth (16-24 years) with mental health services. In particular, mobile and internet based applications with communication capabilities can augment face-to-face mental health service provision. The literature in this field, however, fails to adequately capture the perspectives of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite evidence of benefits of telehealth networks in increasing access to, or providing, previously unavailable mental health services, care providers still prefer traditional approaches. For psychiatric assessment, digital technology can offer improvements over analog systems for the technical and, subsequently, the social quality of(More)
Despite growing interest in the promise of e-mental and well-being interventions, little supporting literature exists to guide their design and the evaluation of their effectiveness. Both participatory design (PD) and design thinking (DT) have emerged as approaches that hold significant potential for supporting design in this space. Each approach is(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the extent to which variations in monthly Mental Health Emergency Department (MHED) presentations in South Australian Public Hospitals are associated with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly unemployment rates. METHODS Times series modelling of relationships between monthly MHED presentations to South Australian(More)