Published on in Vol 2, No 4 (2021): Oct-Dec

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/33930, first published .
Peer Review of “A Local Community-Based Social Network for Mental Health and Well-being (Quokka): Exploratory Feasibility Study”

Peer Review of “A Local Community-Based Social Network for Mental Health and Well-being (Quokka): Exploratory Feasibility Study”

Peer Review of “A Local Community-Based Social Network for Mental Health and Well-being (Quokka): Exploratory Feasibility Study”

Authors of this article:

Ashwag Alasmari 1 Author Orcid Image

Peer-Review Report


This is a peer-review report submitted for the paper “A Local Community-Based Social Network for Mental Health and Well-being (Quokka): Exploratory Feasibility Study.”


This research [1] conducted an exploratory study of local community-based interventions and evaluated the intervention’s potential for promotion of local, social, and unfamiliar activities as they pertain to healthy habits. I like how the authors built the motivation of this research. The introduction is well written and a good list of background information is provided. I am not sure what Quokka is, if it already exists or was just developed for the purpose of the study. I would like to see some background information on this application. I also would appreciate if the authors looked at their findings through the lens of prior work. How similar or different is this research to prior work?

Conflicts of Interest

None declared.

  1. Shih C, Pudipeddi R, Uthayakumar A, Washington P. A local community-based social network for mental health and well-being (Quokka): exploratory feasibility study. JMIRx Med 2021;2(4):e24972 [FREE Full text] [CrossRef]

Edited by E Meinert; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 29.09.21; accepted 29.09.21; published 27.10.21

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