The Convergence Effect of the Willingness to use Smartphone Application on Therapeutic Lifestyle Change among People with Mental Illness

스마트폰 앱 활용의지가 정신질환자의 생활습관 개선에 미치는 융합적 효과

  • Lee, Kyunghee (College of Nursing, Keimyung University) ;
  • Han, Mihwa (Department of Nursing Science, Sunlin University)
  • Received : 2018.04.05
  • Accepted : 2018.07.20
  • Published : 2018.07.28


We aimed to construct and test a structural equation model to analyze the convergence effect of utilizing smartphone technology for Therapeutic Lifestyle Change(TLC) among people with mental illness. A survey using a structured self-questionnaire was conducted from 549 male and 357 female subjects. The data was analyzed by SPSS 23.0 and AMOS 21.0. The model fit for the modified hypothetical model was shown: Q(${\chi}^2/df$)=3.241, AGFI=0.968, CFI=0.970, RMSEA=0.050(95% CI=0.035, 0.065), SRMR=0.048. In modified model from hypothetical model, the opinions about smartphone use affect the willingness to use smartphone applications. And the willingness to use smartphone applications affect dietary and living habits. The result of this study suggests that a convergent study using various delivery systems such as smartphone technology is necessary to implement TLC, which can facilitate the prevention of the metabolic syndrome among people with schizophrenia.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea


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