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dc.contributor.authorSimões de Almeida, Raquel
dc.contributor.authorSousa, Tiago
dc.contributor.authorMarques, António
dc.contributor.authorQueirós, Cristina
dc.description.abstractAim: Based on the design of applications for psychotic disorders illness self-management, this study aimed to understand patients’ patterns of technology usage, as well as their expectations and requirements concerning the design of an app for rehabilitation and illness management purposes. It also aimed to identify guidelines for mobile application development for this population. Method: After a literature review, a questionnaire was developed, focused on behaviours and opinions about technology usage. It was applied, through a cross-sectional study, to a sample of 102 users of mental health services with psychotic disorders (62% men; with ages between 22 and 66 years old). Results: Nearly 59% of the participants were willing to download an app for illness self-management, and 51% evaluated as essential the self-management of their mental health condition. However, correlation analysis revealed that the more years with mental illness, the less importance is given to an app for this purpose. Conclusion: The use of mobile technologies seems to the have potential to empower individuals with mental health problems, especially younger ones and those in early disease stages. Concerns about privacy/security should be considered, as well as simple screening designs and texts. The results also reveal the importance of user participatory design.en_US
dc.subjectmobile technologiesen_US
dc.subjectpatients’ perspectivesen_US
dc.subjectpsychotic disordersen_US
dc.subjectuser participatory designen_US
dc.subjectapp developmenten_US
dc.subjecttecnologias móveispt-PT
dc.subjectperspetivas dos pacientespt-PT
dc.subjectperturbações psicóticaspt-PT
dc.subjectdesenho participativo do utilizadorpt-PT
dc.subjectdesenvolvimento de aplicaçõespt-PT
dc.titlePatients’ perspectives about the design of a mobile application for psychotic disordersen_US
zpid.sourceinfo.journaltitlePsychology, Community & Health
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