This poster reports on the experiences of people with depression and their preferences regarding technology for medication management. Iterative conventional content analysis revealed themes from 12 semi-structured interviews regarding participants’ experiences with depression: lifestyle, social support, treatment, and technology. Results suggest perceived usefulness of technology as a management aid fluctuate with stage of diagnosis and mental state. Results further suggest that technology support may be more welcomed for tasks outside medication self-management.

Learning Objective 1: After participating in this session, the learner should be better able to:
Understand the needs and preferences of individuals with depression for consumer health IT.


Jordan Word (Presenter)
University of Virginia

Kathryn Goodman, University of Virginia
Alisha Gupta, University of Virginia
Rupa Valdez, University of Virginia

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