20

Shares

News site default image

Patients suffering from schizophrenia utilize mHealth program

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 4 16 0 | about 1 year ago

A mobile phone intervention program can prove useful for patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders by engaging them during high-risk periods–though further study is needed to assess the tool’s impact on reducing relapse outcomes.

A research study published at the Journal of Medical Internet Research Mental Health shows that the program, FOCUS, provides automated real-time and real-place illness management support and is built for patients dealing with psychotic disorders.

Looking also at a research report on FOCUS from 2014, the researchers said the findings show that “the FOCUS mobile phone program may be a useful method to reach a clinical population that is typically difficult to engage in clinic-based services during high-risk periods. The system-initiated mHealth functions led to proportionally more exposure to treatment content than on-demand tools.”

Read More On www.fiercehealthcare.com

Categories Mental health mHealth & apps

Related Post

Links

http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/study-mhealth-a-viable-treatment-approach-for-schizophrenia-disorders
http://bit.ly/2aKBfVY

1 Votes

You must log in to post a comment

0 Comments