Journal article

Efficacy of a Smartphone App Intervention for Reducing Caregiver Stress: Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint)

Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Ben Richardson, Keriann Little, Samantha Teague, Linda Hartley-Clark, Tanja Capic, Sarah Khor, Robert A Cummins, Craig A Olsson, Delyse Hutchinson

JMIR Publications Inc.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Caregivers play a pivotal role in maintaining an economically viable health care system, yet they are characterized by low levels of psychological well-being and consistently report unmet needs for psychological support. Mobile app–based (mobile health [mHealth]) interventions present a novel approach to both reducing stress and improving well-being. OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-guided mobile app–based psychological intervention for people providing care to family or friends with a physical or mental disability. ..

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