IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 3088: Usability Testing of a Mobile Health Intervention to Address Acute Care Needs after Sexual Assault

IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 3088: Usability Testing of a Mobile Health Intervention to Address Acute Care Needs after Sexual Assault International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16173088 Authors: Amanda K. Gilmore Tatiana M. Davidson Ruschelle M. Leone Lauren B. Wray Daniel W. Oesterle Christine K. Hahn Julianne C. Flanagan Kathleen Gill-Hopple Ron Acierno Sexual assault is associated with a range of poor mental health outcomes. To enhance access to care by this population, technology-based mental health interventions have been implemented in the emergency room; however, more accessible and easily disseminated interventions are needed. The aim of the present study was to test the usability of a mobile health intervention targeting alcohol and drug misuse, suicide prevention, posttraumatic stress symptoms, coping skills, and referral to formal assistance for individuals who have experienced sexual assault. Feedback on the usability of the intervention was collected from individuals who received a sexual assault medical forensic examination (n = 13), and feedback on the usability and likelihood of recommending the application was collected from community providers (n = 25). Thematic analysis was used to describe qualitative data. Content themes related to aesthetics, usability, barriers to resources, and likes/dislikes about the intervention arose from interviews following the intervention. Participants found the interv...
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