Depression screening via a smartphone app: cross-country user characteristics and feasibility

@article{BinDhim2015DepressionSV,
  title={Depression screening via a smartphone app: cross-country user characteristics and feasibility},
  author={Nasser F. BinDhim and Ahmed M. Shaman and Lyndal J. Trevena and Mada H. Basyouni and Lisa G. Pont and Tariq M. Alhawassi},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={29-34}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Smartphone applications (apps) have the potential to be valuable self-help interventions for depression screening. However, information about their feasibility and effectiveness and the characteristics of app users is limited. The aim of this study is to explore the uptake, utilization, and characteristics of voluntary users of an app for depression screening. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of a free depression screening smartphone app that contains the… CONTINUE READING

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