Advertisement

Utilizing Mobile Application for Reducing Stress Level

  • Aslina BaharumEmail author
  • Nurhafizah Moziyana Mohd Yusop
  • Ratna Zuarni Ramli
  • Noor Fazlinda Fabeil
  • Sharifah Milda Amirul
  • Suhaida Halamy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10645)

Abstract

In these modern days, conflicts, negative revolution, suicides and other common crime had been occurred in the worldwide. After several studies and investigations, its have been found out the one of the root cause – stress. Although stress can make someone to improve work performance and awareness, the desperate situation would happen if someone unable to cope with it. To decrease this kind of unfavourable situation from continuing, several methods had been proposed such as listening to music, physical activities, doing desired activities, surfing, and others. In this study, music will be the main concern as distress purpose. Here, a product of this study will be a mobile application. It will be presented in health and fitness category of mood music based mobile application. The methodology used here are the quantitative method survey, in order to identify the music and mood categories. The expected outcome of this study would be features of music and mood categories for a mobile application. With this app, it might greatly help in decreasing and eliminating the tension, unsatisfaction, and others negative feelings of users in their daily life. Thus, this study hopes that mobile application based on music and mood can be one of the alternative ways to relief stress.

Keywords

Mobile application Stress Music Mood 

References

  1. 1.
    Klinic Community Health Centre: Stress & Stress Management (2010). http://hydesmith.com/de-stress/files/StressMgt.pdf. Accessed 23 June 2017
  2. 2.
    Bolger, N., DeLongis, A., Kessler, R.C., Schilling, E.A.: Effect of daily stress on negative mood. J. Pers. Soc. Psychol. 57(5), 808–818 (1989)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Ong, A.D., Bergeman, C.S., Bisconti, T.L., Wallace, K.A.: Psychological resilience, positive emotions, and successful adaptation to stress in later life. J. Pers. Soc. Psychol. 91, 730–749 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    McCraty, R., Barrios-Choplin, B., Rozman, D., Atkinson, M., Watkins, A.D.: The impact of a new emotional self-management program on stress, emotions, heart rate variability, DHEA and cortisol. Integr. Physiol. Behav. Sci. 33(2), 151–170 (1998)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Lee, J.H., Hu, X.: Cross-cultural similarities and differences in music mood perception. In: iConference 2014 Proceedings, pp. 259–269 (2014)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Yasmin, R., Asim, S.S., Ali, H., Quds, T., Zafar, F.: Prevalence of perceived stress among pharmacy students in Pakistan. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res. (55), 343–347 (2013)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Aslina, B., Minshen, C., Siti Hasnah, T., Nurul-Hidayah, M.Z., Mohd-Nabil, Z., Emelia, A.R., Muhammad, O.: Stress monitoring using mobile phone and wearable technology: stress catcher. J. Telecommun. Electron. Comput. Eng. (JTEC) (2017). Special Issue (ISSN 2180-1843, e-ISSN 2289-8131), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Melaka, MalaysiaGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Alam, S.S., Hashim, N.M.H.N., Ahmad, M., Wel, C.A.C., Nor, S.M., Omar, N.A.: Negative and positive impact of internet addiction on young adults: empirical study in Malaysia. Intang. Cap. 10(3), 619–638 (2014)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Nilsson, U.: The anxiety- and pain-reducing effects of music interventions: a systematic review. AORN J. 87(4), 780–807 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Chami, A.: Daily uses of music in mood management. MSc in music psychology, module 2, option 5 (2003)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Boxall, A.: Is the year of health and fitness apps, says Google (2014). http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-play-store-2014-most-downloaded-apps/. Accessed October 2016
  12. 12.
    Kirklees, C.: Research and consultation guidelines: focus groups (2014). https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/yoursay/questionnaires.pdf. Accessed November 2016
  13. 13.
  14. 14.
    Borg, C., Cefai, C.: Stress, health and coping among international students at the University of Malta (2014). https://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/223583/Internationalstudents_monograph_final_version.pdf. Accessed November 2016
  15. 15.
    Edworthy, J., Waring, H.: The effects of music tempo and loudness level on treadmill exercise. Ergonomics 49(15), 1597–1610 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Karageorghis, C.I., Jones, L., Low, D.C.: Relationship between exercise heart rate and music tempo preference. Res. Q. Exerc. Sport 77(2), 240–250 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Australian Psychological Society: Understanding and managing stress, Melbourne, Australia (2012). https://www.psychology.org.au/assets/Files/StressTipSheet.pdf. Accessed January 2016
  18. 18.

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aslina Baharum
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nurhafizah Moziyana Mohd Yusop
    • 2
  • Ratna Zuarni Ramli
    • 3
  • Noor Fazlinda Fabeil
    • 4
  • Sharifah Milda Amirul
    • 4
  • Suhaida Halamy
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Computing and InformaticsUniversiti Malaysia SabahKota KinabaluMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Defence Science and TechnologyNational Defence University of MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Faculty of ComputerUniversiti Teknologi MARAKuala PilahMalaysia
  4. 4.Faculty of Business, Economics and AccountancyUniversiti Malaysia SabahKota KinabaluMalaysia
  5. 5.Faculty of Information ManagementUniversiti Teknologi MARAKota SamarahanMalaysia

Personalised recommendations