We are developing a ‘Digital Mobile Mental Health (DMMH)’ tool to support clients and practitioners in clinical practice. Our DMMH tool is a secure and innovative software solution for using the ‘Experience Sampling Method (ESM)’ in mental healthcare.
The ESM is a structured self-report diary technique for assessing mood, symptoms, context and appraisals as they occur during daily life. During the course of several days, individuals are required to complete a momentary ESM questionnaire several times a day. Besides that, the ESM software consists of a dashboard for practitioners and a smartphone app for clients. The dashboard is accessed through a website, whereas the app is simply downloaded from the app store. In addition, the dashboard provides practitioners with a template for creating an ESM questionnaire tailored to their clients' needs. Once created, a QR code is generated which clients can scan with the app on their smartphones. After that, the client simply fills out the tailored ESM questionnaire several times a day for a defined period of time. All the information collected this way, is subsequently visualized on the dashboard of the practitioner, so that the practitioners and their clients can use this information in therapy.
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