Mobile Technologies Among People with Serious Mental Illness: Opportunities for Future Services
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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.
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Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume 40, Issue 4 , pp 340-343
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- Springer US
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- Serious mental illness
- Mobile health (mhealth)
- Health technologies
- Psychiatric rehabilitation
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA
- 2. Thresholds-Dartmouth Research Center, 4101 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL, 60613, USA