O’Dea B, Achilles MR, Werner-Seidler A, Batterham PJ, Calear AL, Perry Y, Shand F, Christensen H
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth.;6(3):e56. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.8831.
Adolescence can be a fertile time for relationship issues, with interpersonal conflict being a risk factor for poor mental health. Mobile app interventions may have a significant appeal to young people in assisting with relationship distress. However, currently available apps have not been formally evaluated. Youths’ perspectives on engaging with mobile technology to assist with relationships are also unknown. This study aimed to examine adolescents’ attitudes toward the concept of a mobile phone app for relationship help and support, and whether they would be likely to use such an intervention.