Presenting Author: Dr. Eric Chan Tai Kong
Co-Author(s) Names: Keanna Wallace, Garima Aryal, Leslie Roper, Dr. Rohit J. Lodhi, Dr. Richard A. Isenberg, Dr. Bradley Green, Dr. Andrius Baskys, Dr. Patrick Carnes, Dr. Katherine J. Aitchison
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Smartphone adoption has been steadily increasing in recent years, with smartphone ownership in Canada reported as high as 76% in 2016 (1). In recent surveys on the use of mobile phones in mental health, over 65% of respondents indicated interest in using a mobile application to monitor symptoms of mental health conditions (2, 3). Unfortunately, there is a lack of scientific evidence available regarding mental health apps (4). To assess patient’s preference for mobile app based assessment tools versus the Qualtrics interface, we will develop an application for administration of the SIBAT (Suicide Ideation and Behavior Assessment Tool), a newly developed assessment tool of suicidality. This app will then be used to administer the scale to a sample of healthy controls. The SIBAT will also be administered using the Qualtrics software and participants will be given a survey upon completion of the study in which they can comment on their subjective experience of mobile application use and which modality of assessment they prefer.
Government of Alberta (Alberta Centennial Addiction and Mental Health Research Chair and transitional funding to KJA);
American Foundation for Addiction Research; Fullbright-Canada Palix Foundation Distinguished Visiting Research Chair to PC; Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund; Alberta Innovation to KJA; Advanced Education Small Equipment Grants Program to KJA; fellowship grant from Janssen Inc., Canada, to ECTK.