mHealth as tools for development in mental health

Iyawa, G. E., Langan-Martin, J. , Sevalie, S. and Masikara, W. (2019) mHealth as tools for development in mental health. In: McHaney, R. W., Reychev, I., Azuri, J., McHaney, M. E. and Moshonov, R. (eds.) Impacts of Information Technology on Patient Care and Empowerment. IGI Global: Hershey, PA, pp. 58-80. ISBN 9781799800477 (doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0047-7.ch004)

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This chapter provides an assessment of studies on mobile health (mHealth) tools for development in addressing diseases relating to mental health, informs the current publications trends, identifies research gaps in the existing literature, and suggests a future research agenda that can help address these gaps. We, therefore, assessed empirical studies using a Systematic Mapping Study approach. We searched five academic databases as well as Google Search Engine and Google Scholar. Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 54 full-text papers were included in this chapter. The findings suggest a growing trend in the use of various mHealth tools for mental health, such as mobile apps and text messaging. The findings also suggest that the responsibility of health monitoring and management can be shared between the medical practitioner and the patient in mental healthcare. Research gaps were identified and areas for future research are proposed.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Langan-Martin, Dr Julie
Authors: Iyawa, G. E., Langan-Martin, J., Sevalie, S., and Masikara, W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Publisher:IGI Global
Published Online:21 August 2019

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