User experiences of a mobile mental well-being intervention among pregnant women

Salla Muuraiskangas, Elina, Mattila, Pipsa Kyttälä, Mirva Koreasalo, Raimo Lappalainen

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    Abstract

    Postnatal depression affects 10 to 15 percent of women after childbirth. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is associated with better mental well-being and lower levels of depression. Digital ACT solutions enable providing potentially cost-effective access to interventions. This paper reports the user experiences of an ACT-based mobile mental well-being intervention among pregnant women. Twenty-nine mothers were recruited to a 6-month study. Usage rates were collected via usage logs and user experiences via questionnaires and interviews. The total usage time of the application was about 53 minutes per user. The application was perceived easy to use. The most common barriers of use were: content being perceived irrelevant due to the lack of tailoring for pregnancy; lack of time; and not having the application in the personal mobile phone. The application was perceived useful by women with problems and concerns with their pregnancy, a potential target group in future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health
    Subtitle of host publicationMindCare 2015
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages140-149
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-32270-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-32269-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event5th EAI International Symposium on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2015 - Milan, Italy
    Duration: 24 Sep 201525 Sep 2015
    Conference number: 5

    Publication series

    SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    Volume604

    Conference

    Conference5th EAI International Symposium on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2015
    Abbreviated titleMindCare 2015
    CountryItaly
    CityMilan
    Period24/09/1525/09/15

    Keywords

    • postnatal depression
    • acceptance and commitment therapy
    • intervention
    • mHealth
    • well-being
    • user experience

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    Muuraiskangas, S., Mattila, E., Kyttälä, P., Koreasalo, M., & Lappalainen, R. (2015). User experiences of a mobile mental well-being intervention among pregnant women. In Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health: MindCare 2015 (pp. 140-149). Springer. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol.. 604 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32270-4_14