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User-Centered Design of a Gamified Mental Health App for Adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa: Multicycle Usability Testing Study

User-Centered Design of a Gamified Mental Health App for Adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa: Multicycle Usability Testing Study

User-Centered Design of a Gamified Mental Health App for Adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa: Multicycle Usability Testing Study

Julia R Pozuelo   1, 2, 3 , DPhil ;   Bianca D Moffett   2 , MSc ;   Meghan Davis   4 , MPH ;   Alan Stein   2, 3, 5 , MB BCh ;   Halley Cohen   6 , MSc ;   Michelle G Craske   7, 8 , PhD ;   Meriam Maritze   2 , HS ;   Princess Makhubela   2 , HS ;   Christine Nabulumba   9 , MA ;   Doreen Sikoti   9 , PGD ;   Kathleen Kahn   2, 10 , PhD ;   Tholene Sodi   11 , PhD ;   DoBAt & Ebikolwa Consortium   12 * ;   Alastair van Heerden   13, 14 * , PhD ;   Heather A O’Mahen   15 * , PhD

1 Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, MA, United States

2 MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

3 Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

4 Mind Ease, London, United Kingdom

5 Africa Health Research Institute, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

6 Lincoln College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

7 Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States

8 Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States

9 BRAC, Kampala, Uganda

10 Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

11 SAMRC-DSI/NRF-UL SARChI Research Chair in Mental Health and Society, University of Limpopo, Limpopo, South Africa

12 See Acknowledgements

13 Center for Community Based Research, Human Sciences Research Council, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

14 SAMRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

15 Mood Disorders Centre, Department of Psychology, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom

*these authors contributed equally

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