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What does social support sound like?: challenges and opportunities for using passive episodic audio collection to assess the social environment

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-30T13:15:06Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-30T13:15:06Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15943
dc.description.abstract In qualitative interviews, mothers described a range of positive and negative social interactions and the sounds that accompanied these. Potential positive sounds included adult speech and laughter, infant babbling and laughter, and sounds from baby toys. Sounds characterizing negative stimuli included yelling, crying, screaming by adults and crying by infants. Sounds associated with social isolation included silence and TV or radio noises. Speech comprised 43% of all passively recorded audio clips (n = 7,725). Manual validation showed a 23% false positive rate and 62% false-negative rate for speech, demonstrating potential underestimation of speech exposure. Other common sounds were music and vehicular noises. Passively capturing audio has the potential to improve understanding of the social environment. However, a pre-trained model had the limited accuracy for identifying speech and lacked categories allowing distinction between positive and negative social interactions. To improve the contribution of passive audio collection to understanding the social environment, future work should improve the accuracy of audio categorization, code for constellations of sounds, and combine audio with other smartphone data collection such as location and activity. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject DEPRESSION en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.subject SOCIAL SUPPORT en
dc.subject MOTHERHOOD en
dc.title What does social support sound like?: challenges and opportunities for using passive episodic audio collection to assess the social environment en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 9 en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle Frontiers in Public Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11922 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=23935 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 11067 en
dc.bibliographictitle Poudyal, A., Van Heerden, A., Hagaman, A., Islam, C., Thapa, A., Maharjan, S.M., Byanjankar, P. & Kohrt, B.A. (2021) What does social support sound like?: challenges and opportunities for using passive episodic audio collection to assess the social environment. <i>Frontiers in Public Health</i>. 9:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Poudyal, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Van Heerden, A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Hagaman, A. en
dc.contributor.author4 Islam, C. en
dc.contributor.author5 Thapa, A. en
dc.contributor.author6 Maharjan, S.M. en
dc.contributor.author7 Byanjankar, P. en
dc.contributor.author8 Kohrt, B.A. en


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