Willingness to use smartphone apps for lifestyle management among patients with schizophrenia.

Affiliation

College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Daegu City, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Mobile technology is a popular intervention mode for patients with schizophrenia because of its accessibility and functionality. We examined patients' willingness to use smartphone apps for lifestyle management and its effect on self-reported lifestyle habits. Five hundred fifty-five inpatients from various mental health institutions participated. Willingness to use smartphone apps was associated with age, education, income, device type, and body mass index. Positive opinions on smartphone app use were significantly associated with willingness to use apps, which was significantly associated with dietary and living habits. Thus, improving willingness to use apps can help patients improve their lifestyle, potentially preventing relapse.

Keywords

Mobile health,Schizophrenia,Smartphone,Technology,

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