Journal article

A Mobile Phone App to Improve the Mental Health of Taxi Drivers: Single-Arm Feasibility Trial (Preprint)

Sandra Davidson, Susan Fletcher, Greg Wadley, Nicola Reavley, Jane Gunn, Darryl Wade

JMIR Publications Inc.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Psychological distress among taxi drivers is 5 times higher than that in the general population, and more than half of all drivers have experienced 3 or more potentially traumatic events in their lifetime. Nevertheless, help-seeking for mental health problems in this male-dominated, predominately immigrant workforce is low. Mobile technologies have the potential to increase mental health awareness, teach self-help skills, and encourage help-seeking in this hard-to-reach population. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and potential e..

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