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Patients suffering from schizophrenia utilize mHealth program

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 4 16 0 | about 3 years 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.”

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