alexa Improving clinical outcomes in psychiatric care with touch-screen technology.
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General Medicine: Open Access

Author(s): Newnham EA, Doyle EL, Sng AA, Hooke GR, Page AC

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Abstract Patient-focused research, which uses clinical characteristics to predict outcomes, is a field in which information technology has been effectively integrated with practice. The present research used touch-screen technology to monitor the daily self-report measures of 1,308 consecutive inpatients and day patients participating in a 2-week cognitive-behavioral therapy group. Providing regular feedback was effective in reducing symptoms for patients at risk of poor outcomes (Newnham, Hooke, & Page, 2010b). The use of touch screens in psychiatric monitoring encourages a collaborative dialogue between patients and therapists and promotes engagement in the process of progress monitoring and treatment evaluation. This article was published in Psychol Serv and referenced in General Medicine: Open Access

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