Feasibility of utilizing E-mental health with mobile app interface for social support enhencement: A conceptional solution for postpartum depression in Taiwan

Wen Ko Chiou, Chun Ying Kao, Liang Ming Lo, Ding Hau Huang, Ming Hsu Wang, Bi Hui Chen

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Abstract

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common issue in global scale. Social support enhancement were proved to be effective for reducing PPD. Currently, there are few researches in Taiwan concerning the subject which were mentioned above. In the other hand, applying E-mental health (EMH) services for social support enhancement has become a trend in modern society. However, few EMH services were designed to target PPD audiences. This research aims to investigate the condition of PPD and social support in Taiwan, in addition, the research also took a look into local reception of EMH services. Questionnaire had been applied to 224 postpartum women through clinical field and forums on the Internet. The result indicates that 27.7% of participant shows potential high risk for PPD, the rate of potential high risk is higher than global average. Negative Correlation between PPD and social support were confirmed. Participants receive more informal social support compares to formal social support. Approximately 90% of the participants were user of EMH services (Social media, Chatroom, Internet forum/Bulletin Board System). About 30% of the participant utilize smartphone APP for EMH services, 25% the participant were unaware of the existence of smartphone APP for EMH services. According to the result, smartphone APP for EMH services were proposed to be a suitable solution for PPD in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign, User Experience, and Usability
Subtitle of host publicationDesigning Pleasurable Experiences - 6th International Conference, DUXU 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages198-207
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319586366
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 14 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10289 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/9/177/14/17

Keywords

  • E-Mental health
  • Edinburgh postnatal depression scale
  • Mobile application interface
  • Postpartum depression
  • Social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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