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2018, 5(2): 286-292 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Education via Mobile Phones on Procrastination of Iranian Users: Designing a Treatment Aid Application
Mina Nazari Kamal, Raheleh Samouei , Sheida Sarafzade, Nafiseh Ghaebi, Fatemeh Moradi, Mahtab Moradzadeh
Ph.D. Student in Health Management in Disaster, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Services Management Dept., Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
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Introduction: Procrastination, in addition to wasting time, reducing personal performance and causing feeling of guilt, can cause failure of receiving treatment or counseling. Therefore, using accessible and easy-to-use technologies such as mobile phones can facilitate the treatment of people with this problem. This study aimed to investigate the effects of education via mobile phones on procrastination of Iranian users.
Methods: The study was carried out using semi-experimental single group method on 32 Iranian users who had installed the counter procrastination application on their android mobile phones. The participants filled Basco’s procrastination questionnaire before and after the education. After two months of using the application, the results of pre-test and post-test were gathered and analyzed using student t-test.
Results: Findings showed that education via mobile phones has been effective in reducing the procrastination in participants.
Conclusion: This application, due to ease-of-use, high accessibility and saving cost, time and energy, can be useful in consulting, treatment and education centers.
Keywords: Distance learning, Software, Mobile Phone, Procrastination, User
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Health Information Technology
Received: 2017/12/12 | Accepted: 2018/07/12
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Nazari Kamal M, samouei R, Sarafzade S, Ghaebi N, Moradi F, Moradzadeh M. The Effect of Education via Mobile Phones on Procrastination of Iranian Users: Designing a Treatment Aid Application. Journal of Health and Biomedical Informatics. 2018; 5 (2) :286-292
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مجله انفورماتیک سلامت و زیست پزشکی Journal of Health and Biomedical Informatics
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