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

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

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

    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

    Fingerprint

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    Pregnant Women
    Postpartum Depression
    Pregnancy
    Cell Phones
    Mothers
    Parturition
    Interviews
    Depression
    Costs and Cost Analysis

    Keywords

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

    Cite this

    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
    Muuraiskangas, Salla ; Mattila, Elina, ; Kyttälä, Pipsa ; Koreasalo, Mirva ; Lappalainen, Raimo. / User experiences of a mobile mental well-being intervention among pregnant women. Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health: MindCare 2015. Springer, 2015. pp. 140-149 (Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 604).
    @inproceedings{37d4cc50cf24409d846dd77245b4f6b8,
    title = "User experiences of a mobile mental well-being intervention among pregnant women",
    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.",
    keywords = "postnatal depression, acceptance and commitment therapy, intervention, mHealth, well-being, user experience",
    author = "Salla Muuraiskangas and Elina, Mattila and Pipsa Kytt{\"a}l{\"a} and Mirva Koreasalo and Raimo Lappalainen",
    year = "2015",
    month = "4",
    day = "9",
    doi = "10.1007/978-3-319-32270-4_14",
    language = "English",
    isbn = "978-3-319-32269-8",
    series = "Communications in Computer and Information Science",
    publisher = "Springer",
    pages = "140--149",
    booktitle = "Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health",
    address = "Germany",

    }

    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. Springer, Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 604, pp. 140-149, 5th EAI International Symposium on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2015, Milan, Italy, 24/09/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32270-4_14

    User experiences of a mobile mental well-being intervention among pregnant women. / Muuraiskangas, Salla; Mattila, Elina,; Kyttälä, Pipsa; Koreasalo, Mirva; Lappalainen, Raimo.

    Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health: MindCare 2015. Springer, 2015. p. 140-149 (Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 604).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

    TY - GEN

    T1 - User experiences of a mobile mental well-being intervention among pregnant women

    AU - Muuraiskangas, Salla

    AU - Mattila, Elina,

    AU - Kyttälä, Pipsa

    AU - Koreasalo, Mirva

    AU - Lappalainen, Raimo

    PY - 2015/4/9

    Y1 - 2015/4/9

    N2 - 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.

    AB - 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.

    KW - postnatal depression

    KW - acceptance and commitment therapy

    KW - intervention

    KW - mHealth

    KW - well-being

    KW - user experience

    U2 - 10.1007/978-3-319-32270-4_14

    DO - 10.1007/978-3-319-32270-4_14

    M3 - Conference article in proceedings

    SN - 978-3-319-32269-8

    T3 - Communications in Computer and Information Science

    SP - 140

    EP - 149

    BT - Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health

    PB - Springer

    ER -

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