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Title: Gamification in e-Mental Health: Development of a Digital Intervention Addressing Severe Mental Illness and Metabolic Syndrome
Contributor(s): Shaw, Alec (author); Paul, David  (author)orcid ; Billingsley, William  (author)orcid ; Kwan, Paul  (author); Wilson, Rhonda  (author)
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstract: MetaMood is a gamified Android application, developed from an existing paper-based health intervention program, designed to increase the motivation and engagement of participants. The development process followed a clinician-based design which was necessary to avoid exposing participants to an untested and unverified clinical tool. This paper describes design considerations and outcomes which could be useful for similar gamification attempts. It also presents the implementation and evaluation of a clinician review process, a vital step required before a full clinical trial. The success of MetaMood, evaluated through the results of the clinician review, suggests that a similar design, development, and evaluation process should be followed by future mobile e-health interventions before they are released through a public App Store.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Internet Technologies & Society, Sydney, Australia, 11-13-December-2017
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS2017), p. 83-90
Publisher: IADIS Press
Place of Publication: Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 080309 Software Engineering
111005 Mental Health Nursing
080502 Mobile Technologies
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
920410 Mental Health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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