Researchers have designed a smartphone app to assist old and middle-aged adults self-manage their various chronic conditions including mental illness. The app takes people via 10 stages over a period of almost 3 Months, wrapping topics such as strategies and medication adherence, illness and stress vulnerability, and medication abuse and substance.
Doctors can distantly monitor use of the app, and get involved when issues are noticed, making telemedicine easy for less available populations. Scientists in the U.S. at Dartmouth College tested the usability of app. They discovered that 10 contestants (average age of 55.3 Years) with various chronic health conditions, including grave mental illness, reported an elevated level of satisfaction and usability with the smartphone app.
They discovered that even patients with restricted technical capabilities can utilize the app productively. “The utilization of mobile health interferences by people with grave mental illness is a pledging approach that has been displayed to be extremely acceptable and feasible,” claimed Dartmouth College’s Karen Fortuna to the media in an interview at a conference.
These techs are related with many benefits than with conventional psychosocial involvements, comprising the latent for “just in time” and individually tailored delivery along with high population and wide dissemination impact, scientists claimed to the media in an interview.
The process of accepting a current psychosocial involvement to a smartphone involvement needs acceptance for a high-risk group with restricted technology and health literacy, they further added to their statement while addressing the media. “Smartphone apps also probably smooth the progress of patient engagement in personalized, participatory, and preventative care,” Fortuna claimed to the media.
“As the healthcare segment embraces more and more illness self-management and prevention techniques, it is essential for patients and physicians to be vigorously involved in developing and designing new technologies backing these methods,” Fortuna further added in her statement. The study was rolled out in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
For now, one thing is clear that technological advancement in the medical sector is growing day by day and is will soon unlock new door that will be helpful for people all over the world.