mHealth

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Clough, Bonnie A. and Casey, Leanne M.. 2017. "mHealth." Wenzel, Amy (ed.) The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology. United States. SAGE Publications Ltd.
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mHealth

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ERA Publisher ID3172
Book TitleThe SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology
AuthorsClough, Bonnie A. (Author) and Casey, Leanne M. (Author)
EditorsWenzel, Amy
Number of Pages6
Year2017
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISBN9781483365831
9781483365817
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483365817.n845
Web Address (URL)https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/the-sage-encyclopedia-of-abnormal-and-clinical-psychology/book243472
Abstract

mHealth refers to the use of mobile technologies in the provision of healthcare. These mobile technologies typically refer to mobile/ cellular phones or the programmable Smartphone. However, a broader conceptualisation of mobile technologies may also include other portable devices such as tablet computers. Within clinical psychology, mHealth refers to any mental health, wellbeing or psychological intervention that is supported or delivered by the use of mobile technology. Furthermore, the purpose of the technology should be to either enhance existing treatment or increase the availability of treatment options. Mobile technologies are increasingly being used in both psychological research and clinical practice, largely due to the high uptake and ongoing integration of mobile technologies in both developed and developing societies. mHealth interventions can be used as an adjunct to face-to-face psychological treatment or as standalone programs.

Keywordsmobile technologies; health care
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520399. Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
420313. Mental health services
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Griffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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