This is a research study called “An open-label, single arm study to evaluate the effect of an automated mood charting program on the therapeutic alliance.” It has been approved by the George Washington University Office of Human Research, and has been given the tracking number 101005.
The research study is being conducted by Daniel Z. Lieberman, M.D. at George Washington University, to evaluate the effect of using an automated mood charting program on the quality of the alliance between a patient and their prescribing physician. We are currently seeking participants for the study.
Mood charts such as the Optimism applications provide a graphical way of tracking symptoms of mental illness, to help patients become more active participants in their care. The purpose of this study is to test whether an automated mood chart can help improve the quality of the therapeutic relationship through patient interaction alone, without the need for utilizing clinician resources.
The study is open to you if you are willing to track your mood for a period of 6 months, and take your charts to appointments with your prescribing physician. You will be asked to complete a demographic survey, together with a clinical survey at commencement, 3 months and 6 months. These surveys are hosted online and do not require the entry of personal details.
The study requires that you don't currently use an Optimism application. If you do use one then please consider sending a link to this page to others who may be interested. Use of the applications is free.
If you have any questions relating to the study, then you can contact Dr. Daniel Lieberman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any technical issues when using the applications you can contact James Bishop of Optimism Apps using the contact form on this website.
To commence participation in the study please join our separate email mailing list for the research by completing the form below. After joining you will receive an invitation to view further information and complete the first survey.