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Adm Policy Ment Health. 2013 Jul;40(4):340-3. doi: 10.1007/s10488-012-0424-x.

Mobile technologies among people with serious mental illness: opportunities for future services.

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Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA. dror.ben-zeev@dartmouth.edu

Abstract

Several national bodies have proposed using mobile technology to improve mental health services. But rates of current use and interest in using technology to enhance services among individuals with serious mental illness are uncertain. The authors surveyed 1,592 individuals with serious mental illness regarding their use of mobile devices and interest in using mobile technologies to enhance mental health services. Seventy-two percent of survey respondents reported currently owning a mobile device, a rate approximately 12 % lower than the general adult population. The most common uses were for talking, followed by texting, and internet activities. Both mobile device users and nonusers expressed interest in future mobile services.

PMID:
22648635
PMCID:
PMC4007758
DOI:
10.1007/s10488-012-0424-x
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