This study investigated suitability of chatbots for a mental health intervention, specifically alcohol drinking habits assessment. The target group was young adults 18–25 years, the highest consumers of alcohol per capita in Australia. A chatbot program was developed to perform a standard assessment of alcohol drinking habits (AUDIT-C, 3 items rated on 5-point scale) to determine the level of health risk. Additionally, the chatbot provided information and education on responsible alcohol use, giving recommendations and feedback post-assessment using a pre-populated database of factual response contents. Usability and user-satisfaction were determined by a cohort study of 17 volunteer participants. Overall, the trial indicated strong positive reception of the intervention by users.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
|Event||Brain Informatics and Health International Conference - |
Duration: 13 Oct 2016 → …
|Conference||Brain Informatics and Health International Conference|
|Period||13/10/16 → …|