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Integrated Health Counseling Utilizing SMART Technology

Volume 8 - Issue 1

Thomas W Miller1*, Deborah Burton2 and Christina Busse3

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    • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, USA
    • 2Manager, Telehealth Services, Kentucky One Health, Kentucky, USA
    • 3Community Outreach and Transitions of Care, Catholic Health Network, Kentucky One Health, Kentucky, USA

    *Corresponding author: Thomas W Miller, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, USA

Received: August 11, 2018;   Published: August 17, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.08.001609

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Examined is the use of a current model of interdisciplinary health care and the use of smart wearable technology for self-monitoring behavior change with a patient receiving prescribed outpatient counseling involving a registered dietician, health counselor and clinical psychologist. An introduction to SMART technology along with a relevant literature review is offered. It is hypothesized that the use of a wearable self-monitoring device may be beneficial in achieving behavioral compliance in a patient receiving mental health counseling. An exploratory case study research design is employed to examine this hypothesis. Results suggest that wearable SMART technology is an emerging adjunct effective intervention for improved health and well-being as measured by health and wellness markers utilizing a wearable SMART technology like the FitBit. Current limitations along with future directions are discussed. Mental health counselors may benefit from the utilization of wearable SMART technology as an adjunct when treating patients who experience anxiety related to their medical conditions.

Keywords: SMART Technology; E-Health; Dialectic Behavior Therapy

Abstract | Introduction | Literature Review | Case Study | Discussion | Final Thoughts | Acknowledgement | References |