Clough, Bonnie A. and Casey, Leanne M. (2017) mHealth. In: The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, Calif, United States. ISBN 9781483365831


mHealth refers to the use of mobile technologies in the provision of healthcare. These mobile technologies typically refer to mobile/ cellular phones or the programmable Smartphone. However, a broader conceptualisation of mobile technologies may also include other portable devices such as tablet computers. Within clinical psychology, mHealth refers to any mental health, wellbeing or psychological intervention that is supported or delivered by the use of mobile technology. Furthermore, the purpose of the technology should be to either enhance existing treatment or increase the availability of treatment options. Mobile technologies are increasingly being used in both psychological research and clinical practice, largely due to the high uptake and ongoing integration of mobile technologies in both developed and developing societies. mHealth interventions can be used as an adjunct to face-to-face psychological treatment or as standalone programs.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 06:48
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 01:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile technologies; health care
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
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