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Research outputs: MENTAL HEALTH

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2021 What does social support sound like?: challenges and opportunities for using passive episodic audio collection to assess the social environment

In qualitative interviews, mothers described a range of positive and negative social interactions and the sounds that accompanied these. Pot...

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2021 Passive sensing on mobile devices to improve mental health services with adolescent and young mothers in low-resource settings: the role of families in feasibility and acceptability

Passive sensor data from mobile devices can shed light on daily activities, social behavior, and maternal-child interactions to improve mate...

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2021 Association between ART adherence and mental health: results from a national HIV sero-behavioural survey in South Africa

This paper assesses the levels of antiretroviral treatment (ART) adherence and mental health distress among study participants in a national...