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dc.contributor.supervisor Greidanus, Elaine
dc.contributor.author Labadie, Toni M.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-10T17:19:43Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-10T17:19:43Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/6311
dc.description.abstract Smartphones continue to become integrated into every aspect of an individual’s life. There are currently applications (apps) for an extensive selection of sectors, including mental health. These mental health apps have the potential to play a major role in the future development of mental healthcare. Although mental health apps seem to be in abundance, it is unknown how mental healthcare professionals are employing these applications with their clients, and what they think about them. For this study, a cross-sectional survey design was used to collect information to describe 69 mental health professionals’ current perceptions regarding mental health apps. Results show that these mental health professionals primarily employ mental health apps for between-session support with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, and trauma, and they tend to utilise mindfulness and mediation-type apps. Participants generally favoured the possible accessibility that apps can provide, specifically surrounding portability and affordability. On the other hand, professionals’ lack of understanding of and training with apps, as well as privacy and confidentiality concerns, presented as perceived limitations. 47% of these mental health professionals believe that apps should be more incorporated into mental health care, with under 34% were unsure, and only 13.4% were against the idea. Finally, recommendations are provided for possible future research. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education)
dc.subject Mental health professionals en_US
dc.subject Mental healthcare
dc.subject Mental health apps
dc.subject.lcsh Mental health personnel
dc.subject.lcsh Mobile apps
dc.subject.lcsh Dissertations, Academic
dc.title Mental health professionals' perceptions of mental health apps en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0603 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0525 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0621 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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