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Appar vid vård av psykisk ohälsa: En kvalitativ studie om psykiatripatienters attityder och behov
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Den psykiska ohälsan ökar internationellt och även i Sverige, samtidigt rapporteras den psykiatriska vården vara bristfällig på grund av sin låga tillgänglighet. Ett sätt att öka tillgängligheten av vården kan vara genom en smartphone-applikation. Men oavsett hur effektiv en app är, så tillför den ingenting om den inte används. Syftet med denna studie är därmed att utreda attityder till denna typ av digitalisering samt undersöka vilka appfunktioner som skulle möta psykiatripatienters behov. Studien baseras på kvalitativa intervjuer med personer som fått vård vid psykiatrin vid Akademiska sjukhuset i Uppsala och vi analyserar sedan empirimaterialet utifrån det teoretiska ramverket Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). Studiens resultat visar på att samtliga av de deltagande psykiatripatienterna har överlag positiva attityder till konceptet att använda appar vid vård av psykisk ohälsa. De positiva attityderna grundar sig dock på förutsättningen att en sådan app ska utgöra ett komplement till den psykiatriska vård som finns idag. Slutligen presenterar studien även att det tyder på att de funktioner som lämpar sig väl för att möta psykiatripatienters behov är sådana som tillgängliggör psykiatrin genom att förmedla information snarare än att erbjuda behandling genom mobilapplikationen.

Abstract [en]

Mental illness is increasing, both globally and in Sweden. Meanwhile it is reported that the psychiatric care is inadequate because of its low availability. A solution to this problem is to increase the availability of care through a smartphone application. But no matter how effective an app might be, it will not solve anything if it is not used. The purpose of this study is therefore to investigate attitudes towards this kind of digitalization and to examine what kind of app functions that can meet patients needs. The study is based on qualitative interviews with persons that have received care from the psychiatry at Akademiska sjukhuset in Uppsala, Sweden. Furthermore, we analyze the empirical material by using the theoretical framework Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The results show that all of the participating patients generally have positive attitudes towards the concept of using apps for mental health care. Although, these positive attitudes require that a mental health app should be complementary to the psychiatric care available today, not replace it. Finally, the study also suggests that application functions that are well suited to meet the needs of the patients are those who make the mental health care more available by providing information rather than offering treatment through the application.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 31
Keywords [en]
apps, attitudes, m-health, telepsychiatry, mental illness, telemedicine
Keywords [sv]
appar, attityder, m-hälsa, telepsykiatri, psykisk ohälsa, telemedicin
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-355083OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-355083DiVA, id: diva2:1223929
Subject / course
Information Systems
Educational program
Bachelor programme in Information Systems
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Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-26 Last updated: 2019-05-08Bibliographically approved

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