Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
A Wellness Tool for Caregivers of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessing Usability of the 5Minutes4Myself Companion App
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Health and Wellness / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
A Wellness Tool for Caregivers of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessing Usability of the 5Minutes4Myself Companion App
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520408. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3025
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520408. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3025
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

The 5Minutes4Myself companion mobile app aims to improve wellness for caregivers of children with autism. It provides efficient access to an occupation-based wellness program that includes habit-building features and mindfulness podcasts. We examined usability of the 5Minutes4Myself app via the Modified System Usability Scale, usage data, and focus groups. The app had above-average usability, suggesting it can be a practical tool for stress reduction in populations with elevated stress levels.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jenna Sherman

Additional Authors and Speakers: Elizabeth Larson, John Newlon, McKenzie Rowley