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The Potential of Object-Relations Theory for Improving Engagement With Health Apps

The Potential of Object-Relations Theory for Improving Engagement With Health Apps This Viewpoint proposes that object-relations theory, the idea that humans rely on transitional objects for comfort in the absence of human sources of emotional connection, explains people’s connections to their smartphones and can be used to leverage patients’ engagement with digital health apps. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

The Potential of Object-Relations Theory for Improving Engagement With Health Apps

JAMA , Volume 322 (22) – Dec 10, 2019

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2019.17141
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Abstract

This Viewpoint proposes that object-relations theory, the idea that humans rely on transitional objects for comfort in the absence of human sources of emotional connection, explains people’s connections to their smartphones and can be used to leverage patients’ engagement with digital health apps.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 10, 2019

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