Pablo Paredes on Mobile Stress Management

19 Sep, 2021

Pablo Paredes on Mobile Stress Management

Alum Pablo Paredes co-authored a research study on using Chatbots to aid in stress management. The study was published in JMIR Formative Research. The research could have implcations on the way pyschological stress is addressed by healthcare providers.

From the article:

Approximately 60%-80% of the primary care visits have a psychological stress component, but only 3% of patients receive stress management advice during these visits. Given recent advances in natural language processing, there is renewed interest in mental health chatbots. Conversational agents that can understand a user’s problems and deliver advice that mitigates the effects of daily stress could be an effective public health tool. However, such systems are complex to build and costly to develop.

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