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Chatbots and robots: a framework for the self-management of occupational stress
journal contributionposted on 2023-11-28, 01:11 authored by Akihiro YoritaAkihiro Yorita, Simon EgertonSimon Egerton, Carina ChanCarina Chan, N Kubota
We have developed a stress management framework aimed at helping healthcare professionals manage occupational stress. A chatbot is used to gather pertinent information from a user through regular conversation which is processed via a fuzzy inference model to derive their level of occupational Comprehensibility, Manageability, Meaningful and overall occupational Sense of Coherence (SOC). This analysis feeds into a Peer Support model which selects the best intervention aimed at enhancing a user’s stress-coping abilities and reducing their levels of occupational stress. A trial has been conducted with working adults, and the results were examined using a questionnaire supported by Technology Acceptance Model, which showed that the chatbot could recognize the user's SOC, but left a challenge: few users wanted to continue using it in their daily lives.