ECRA Mitglied Maham Saleem:
“The burden of mental health disorders is much higher than that estimated, and this can be certainly decreased by tailoring digital interventions for mental health promotion and treatment.”
A scoping review was conducted to answer the following question: What are the strategies to facilitate user engagement with digital interventions for mental health promotion? The search was conducted in seven electronic databases from inception to April 2020, with no language or publication type restrictions, using three main search terms: digital intervention AND (mental health promotion OR engagement) in titles/abstracts. A total of 2766 studies were identified, and k = 16 studies met inclusion criteria. Data is coded as follows: study characteristics (citation, design, country of data collection), digital intervention (type, engagement strategy) and evaluation of engagement strategy (method and result specifying if the strategy was effective at facilitating engagement) and features of engagement (usability measures and subjective measures).
The result of the project explains in detail a set of strategies for digital interventions for mental health promotion to achieve effective users’ engagement with these technologies.
Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS GmbH
Prevention and Evaluation Department
Applied Intervention Research Section
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