On the use of pervasive computing to support patients with obsessive compulsive disorder

J.V. Khan, P. Markopoulos, N. Spijksma

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    Abstract

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric disorder affecting 2% to 3% of world population. Patients having this disorder engage in repetitive and discomforting behaviors usually linked to controlling or cleaning. The potential of technical solutions trying to support both patients and therapists has been to a limited extent explored with some encouraging results. However, the use of a mobile phone application has not yet been explored. We present a study of a distributed application, partly running on mobile phone and partly on a website, with four patients suffering from OCD and their therapist. Our qualitative evaluation yields encouraging conclusions for practitioners and developers of such applications
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on human factors in computing systems
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages1213-1218
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0268-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event29th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011) - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 7 May 201112 May 2011
    Conference number: 29
    http://www.chi2011.org/

    Conference

    Conference29th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011)
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2011
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period7/05/1112/05/11
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