Predictors of adherence to digital interventions for psychosis

warren-wong-238678

Joe Barnby and Muna Dubad explore a recent systematic review that looks at the potential predictors of adherence to web-based and mobile technologies for people with psychosis.

[read the full story...]

Comparing applets and oranges: barriers to evidence-based practice for app-based psychological interventions

cawn1amykpu-lin-zhizhao

A repost of Simon Leigh’s excellent recent article in Evidence-Based Mental Health on the clear need for consensus and guidance for app developers, as to which patient-reported outcome measures should be used when developing mental health apps.

[read the full story...]

Mobile app for reducing binge drinking in young adults: better evidence needed

16666635654_68d25e4f0d_k

Sally Adams appraises a naturalistic study about the D-ARIANNA mobile app, which aims to reduce levels of binge drinking in young people.

[read the full story...]

#Mindtech2015 Evidence-based research and fast paced technology development

Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 14.48.06

André Tomlin presents the text of his debate talk from the #Mindtech2015 conference: Trials or Tripadvisor – “This house believes that robust user review is sufficient to evaluate most digital mental health apps”.

[read the full story...]

Is clinical research essential to develop good mental health apps?

NES_S06

Join a diverse group of mental health service users, researchers, practitioners and developers to discuss this vital issue. We are debating this question in a #Mindtech15 fringe event taking place in London (and on Twitter) at 7pm on Wednesday 2nd December.

[read the full story...]

No proof that 85% of mental health apps accredited by the NHS actually work

shutterstock_137348504

Health Economist Simon Leigh argues that the unregulated world of health apps brings cause for concern as well as celebration. Fear not though, he has some suggestions for what to look out for when downloading apps, which may help whilst you’re waiting for the regulators and accreditors to get their act together.

[read the full story...]

SMS texting to quit smoking: a meta-analysis of text messaging interventions for smoking cessation

Text message

Olivia Maynard reviews a new meta-analysis of SMS text messaging for smoking cessation and reveals that this intervention is not as effective as other methods of helping people quit smoking.

[read the full story...]

Experience sampling and ecological momentary assessment for studying anxiety disorders

shutterstock_225033598

Alan Underwood publishes his debut Mental Elf blog on a narrative review of experience sampling and ecological momentary assessment for studying the lives of people with anxiety disorders.

[read the full story...]