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dc.contributor.authorHach, Sylvia
dc.contributor.authorBaghaei, Nilufar
dc.contributor.authorJauny, Ray
dc.contributor.authorHayward, Christian
dc.contributor.authorSarrafzadeh, Hossein
dc.description.abstractDepression affects a large percentage of young adults across the globe. The delivery of mental health information and the provision of tools for the self-assessment of mood are important means in addressing this problem. While self-assessment of mood is becoming more common through web resources and mobile applications, existing resources are limited in multiple ways. First, they typically include a significant language component and are therefore not suitable to youth with limited literacy/speakers of other languages. Second, existing tools are not visually engaging, usually constituting questionnaires presented on monochromatic background. Third, existing tools are limited in their clinical validity. This paper presents the background to the creation of a prototype mood self-assessment tool delivered via a mobile app. Based on a clinically validated mood self-assessment measure, the prototype guides the user through 21 pictorial questions and provides overall feedback. The user’s level of engagement is assessed using data provided by GoogleAnalytics and compared to their engagement with, and response to, the standard written selfassessment questionnaireen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjecthealth appsen_NZ
dc.subjectmood assessmenten_NZ
dc.subjectyouth suicideen_NZ
dc.subjectdepression (psychology)en_NZ
dc.subjectapp designen_NZ
dc.subjectyoung adultsen_NZ
dc.titleMoodRush : designing a language-free mobile app for mood self-assessmenten_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden111714 Mental Healthen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120304 Digital and Interaction Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHach, S., Baghaei, N., Jauny, R., Hayward, C., & Sarrafzadeh, A. (2017, November). MoodRush: Designing a language-free mobile app for mood self-assessment. Paper presented at the MobiHealth 2017 - 7th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, Vienna, Austria.en_NZ
unitec.publication.title7th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcareen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleMobiHealth 2017 - 7th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcareen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgEuropean Alliance for Innovation (EAI)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationVienna, Austriaen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationIBM (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
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dc.subject.tukutukuPūmanawa tautonoen_NZ

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