Mobile health platforms have shown promise in the management of various mental health conditions (including stress, anxiety, and depression) and cognitive behavioral strategies emerged as a popular and effective option offered by the platforms. This paper presents the protocol of a study aimed to test the effectiveness of a mobile platform that uses cognitive-behavioral strategies for stress self-management in the Tuscany region (Italy). The mobile app is adapted to the specific needs of each vulnerable population for which it is designed: young and older people, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs. The app will be evaluated on the following outcomes: (i) perceived susceptibility and severity of the pandemic situation, perceived benefits, and costs of preventive health behaviors, (ii) knowledge about Covid-19 preventive behaviors and negative consequences of social distancing, (iii) stress and psychopathological symptoms (i.e., anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress symptoms) and cognitive distortions. If successful, we expect that the platform could give various groups clinical benefits by providing symptom self-monitoring and early intervention, consolidating the number of mental health programs available, and decreasing barriers to treatment-seeking. This population-level approach has the potential to improve mental health outcomes in pandemic periods for many people.

Mobile opportunity against stress: Open study protocol on the effectiveness of a mobile platform for stress self-management in the post-pandemic era / Pozza, Andrea; Giangrasso, Barbara; Baldo, David; Fort, Ada; Millozzi, Giovanna; Iocca, Francesco; Angelo, Nicole Loren; Pugi, Daniele; Gualtieri, Giacomo; Lorenzi, Lore; Gioia, Francesca; Bocci Benucci, Sara; Fioravanti, Giulia; Coluccia, Anna; Ferretti, Fabio; Casale, Silvia. - In: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1664-1078. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:(2023), pp. 0-0. [10.3389/fpsyg.2022.917574]

Mobile opportunity against stress: Open study protocol on the effectiveness of a mobile platform for stress self-management in the post-pandemic era

Pozza, Andrea;Giangrasso, Barbara;Iocca, Francesco;Pugi, Daniele;Gioia, Francesca;Bocci Benucci, Sara;Fioravanti, Giulia
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Ferretti, Fabio;Casale, Silvia
2023

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Mobile health platforms have shown promise in the management of various mental health conditions (including stress, anxiety, and depression) and cognitive behavioral strategies emerged as a popular and effective option offered by the platforms. This paper presents the protocol of a study aimed to test the effectiveness of a mobile platform that uses cognitive-behavioral strategies for stress self-management in the Tuscany region (Italy). The mobile app is adapted to the specific needs of each vulnerable population for which it is designed: young and older people, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs. The app will be evaluated on the following outcomes: (i) perceived susceptibility and severity of the pandemic situation, perceived benefits, and costs of preventive health behaviors, (ii) knowledge about Covid-19 preventive behaviors and negative consequences of social distancing, (iii) stress and psychopathological symptoms (i.e., anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress symptoms) and cognitive distortions. If successful, we expect that the platform could give various groups clinical benefits by providing symptom self-monitoring and early intervention, consolidating the number of mental health programs available, and decreasing barriers to treatment-seeking. This population-level approach has the potential to improve mental health outcomes in pandemic periods for many people.
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Pozza, Andrea; Giangrasso, Barbara; Baldo, David; Fort, Ada; Millozzi, Giovanna; Iocca, Francesco; Angelo, Nicole Loren; Pugi, Daniele; Gualtieri, Giacomo; Lorenzi, Lore; Gioia, Francesca; Bocci Benucci, Sara; Fioravanti, Giulia; Coluccia, Anna; Ferretti, Fabio; Casale, Silvia
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