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dc.contributor.authorHunkin, H.-
dc.contributor.authorKing, D.L.-
dc.contributor.authorZajac, I.T.-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Clinical Psychology, 2020; 76(6):987-1003-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: This study examined the potential acceptability of wearable devices (e.g., smart headbands, wristbands, and watches) aimed at treating mental health disorders, relative to conventional approaches. METHODS: A questionnaire assessed perceptions of wearable and nonwearable treatments, along with demographic and psychological information. Respondents (N = 427) were adults from a community sample (Mage  = 44.6, SDage  = 15.3) which included current (30.2%) and former (53.9%) mental health help-seekers. RESULTS: Perceived effectiveness of wearables was a strong predictor of interest in using them as adjuncts to talk therapies, or as an alternative to self-help options (e.g., smartphone applications). Devices were more appealing to those with negative evaluations of psychological therapy and less experience in help-seeking. CONCLUSIONS: Interest in using wearable devices was strong, particularly when devices were seen as effective. Clients with negative attitudes to conventional therapies may be more responsive to using wearable devices as a less directive treatment approach.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityHugh Hunkin, Daniel L. King, Ian T. Zajac-
dc.rights© 2020 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.-
dc.subjectClinical decision-making-
dc.subjecte-mental health-
dc.subjectpatient acceptance of healthcare-
dc.subjectpatient preferences-
dc.subjectwearable electronic devices-
dc.titlePerceived acceptability of wearable devices for the treatment of mental health problems-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.orcidHunkin, H. [0000-0003-3306-8450]-
dc.identifier.orcidKing, D.L. [0000-0002-1762-2581]-
dc.identifier.orcidZajac, I.T. [0000-0002-7786-3993]-
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