Development of weCope, a mobile app for illness self-management in schizophrenia

Título del documento: Development of weCope, a mobile app for illness self-management in schizophrenia
Revista: Archives of clinical psychiatry
Base de datos: PERIÓDICA
Número de sistema: 000428711
Autors: 1
Institucions: 1Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciencias da Educacao, Porto. Portugal
2Politecnico de Porto, Escola de saude, Porto. Portugal
3Politecnico de Porto, Escola de Engenharia, Porto. Portugal
Període: Ene-Feb
Volum: 46
Número: 1
Paginació: 1-4
País: Brasil
Idioma: Inglés
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Enfoque: Analítico, descriptivo
Resumen en inglés To describe the development of weCope, a Portuguese mobile app for people with schizophrenia. Methods The development of weCope followed 4 stages: I-102 people with psychotic disorders completed an online questionnaire; II-a multidisciplinary focus group was conducted among five mental health professionals; III-we developed the app; IV-9 participants used weCope during 8 weeks to assess its efficiency. Results weCope targets coping with voices, problem solving, goals setting and stress management, and results indicated that: weCope improved symptoms, sense of recovery and personal and social functioning; 59% of the participants were willing to download an application for illness self-management; professionals revealed some concerns about mHealth but enhanced the high importance to develop these apps; usability testing revealed that 89% considered weCope useful for illness self-management. However, the more years with mental illness, the less importance is given to a mobile application for this purpose. Discussion weCope was developed through a comprehensive development process and may contribute to a subjective perception of the patient’s better well-being and health condition
Disciplines Medicina
Paraules clau: Psiquiatría,
Terapéutica y rehabilitación,
Aplicaciones móviles,
Keyword: Psychiatry,
Therapeutics and rehabilitation,
Mobile applications,
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