Usability Evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral App-Based Intervention for Binge Eating and Related Psychopathology: A Qualitative Study

Linardon, Jake, King, T, Shatte, A and Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew 2021, Usability Evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral App-Based Intervention for Binge Eating and Related Psychopathology: A Qualitative Study, Behavior Modification, pp. 1-19, doi: 10.1177/01454455211021764.

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Title Usability Evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral App-Based Intervention for Binge Eating and Related Psychopathology: A Qualitative Study
Author(s) Linardon, JakeORCID iD for Linardon, Jake orcid.org/0000-0003-4475-7139
King, T
Shatte, A
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, MatthewORCID iD for Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew orcid.org/0000-0003-1145-6057
Journal name Behavior Modification
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2021-06-02
ISSN 0145-4455
1552-4167
Keyword(s) DISORDERS
eating disorder
e-health
PREDICTORS
Psychology
Psychology, Clinical
smartphone app
Social Sciences
usability evaluation
Summary Despite their promise as a scalable intervention modality for binge eating and related problems, reviews show that engagement of app-based interventions is variable. Issues with usability may account for this. App developers should undertake usability testing so that any problems can be identified and fixed prior to dissemination. We conducted a qualitative usability evaluation of a newly-developed app for binge eating in 14 individuals with a diagnostic- or subthreshold-level binge eating symptoms. Participants completed a semi-structured interview and self-report measures. Qualitative data were organized into six themes: usability, visual design, user engagement, content, therapeutic persuasiveness, and therapeutic alliance. Qualitative and quantitative results indicated that the app demonstrated good usability. Key advantages reported were its flexible content-delivery formats, level of interactivity, easy-to-understand information, and ability to track progress. Concerns with visual aesthetics and lack of professional feedback were raised. Findings will inform the optimal design of app-based interventions for eating disorder symptoms.
Notes In Press
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/01454455211021764
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Field of Research 1701 Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30152178

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