Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : mobile apps

Decreasing Students’ Stress Through DeStressMeNow Mobile App

Nurul Ain Hidayah Abas; Asma Perveen; Ahmad Jazimin Jusoh

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 5945-5953

Disseminating information on psychological health for university students is critical to university adjustment, interpersonal relationships, academic issues, and others. Using smartphones as the mean of conveying information is vital as it become devices of choice for the millennials. On this basis, the study aims in developing DeStressMeNow app that acts as early preventative tool in managing stress: to identify stressors, to understand its negative consequences, and to cope with stress. There are three main parts; online activities, offline activities and a podcast; along with detailed definition, self-assessment, techniques and strategies, and stress management success stories revealing the app novelty and uniqueness. The results from Usability Testing show that Relax Your Mind is the favorite segment of the app and is effective in managing stress. Further, the results of the effectiveness study of the app showed its significance in decreasing the stress level among university students. It extends the Emotional Intelligence principle in stress management and improve students’ health. We are proposing a mobile app, a technical version of stress management module, as an accessible instrument to prevent the high occurrence of stress among university students