Online Stress Management: Design for Reflections and Social Support

Åsa Smedberg, Hélène Sandmark, Andrea Manth


An increasing number of people suffer from high levels of stress and experience strong and unhealthy reactions to different stressors. Various kinds of applications for self-help are available on the Internet. However, the technology for stress management purposes is still in its early phase. This paper presents the ideas behind the design of an artifact that combines different technologies and offers support for individual as well as social reflections. The work is anchored in conventional system development methods and interdisciplinary research in the field of e-health. It is based on the holistic idea of combining areas of self-help, evidence-based information and learning through feedback and communication in groups and with experts that have been manifested in a web-based stress management system. The work presented in this paper is a further development towards integration of different technologies and learning aids. It integrates a mobile phone app with a web-based system for people with stress management issues. The proposed system supports social reflections through the possibility to share reflections in various social forums.


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Paper Citation

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Smedberg Å., Sandmark H. and Manth A. (2016). Online Stress Management: Design for Reflections and Social Support . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 117-124. DOI: 10.5220/0005706901170124

in Bibtex Style

author={Åsa Smedberg and Hélène Sandmark and Andrea Manth},
title={Online Stress Management: Design for Reflections and Social Support},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - Online Stress Management: Design for Reflections and Social Support
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Smedberg Å.
AU - Sandmark H.
AU - Manth A.
PY - 2016
SP - 117
EP - 124
DO - 10.5220/0005706901170124