Lessons learned when using mobile ecological momentary assessment in patients with psychotic-spectrum disorders following a psychiatric hospitalization [electronic resource] / Hyun Seon Park, Ethan Moitra, Brandon A. Gaudiano
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- Schizophrenia and other psychotic-spectrum disorders are major causes of disability worldwide. Although many pharmacological and psychosocial interventions have been developed for treating patients with psychotic-spectrum disorders, this population is particularly susceptible to relapse, multiple hospitalizations, and treatment nonadherence. Research indicates that the period following discharge from psychiatric hospitalization confers one of the periods of greatest risk for these adverse clinical outcomes. Ecological momentary assessment allows for real-time measurement of variables in patients' normal environments through the use of brief assessments delivered via mobile devices. Ecological momentary assessment is less subject to retrospective biases, and can capture insights into patients' daily lives and possible fluctuations in their key symptoms that may otherwise be missed in traditional assessments (e.g., in person interviews or questionnaires). In recent years, the application of ecological momentary assessment to study patients with psychotic-spectrum disorders has been increasing, but to date ecological momentary assessment has primarily been during hospitalization or at some point following a hospitalization. In this study, we looked at the feasibility and acceptability of ecological momentary assessment in 55 patients with psychotic-spectrum disorders recruited during a hospitalization and immediately followed post-discharge during their return to the community. Participants completed ecological momentary assessment surveys for up to 4 weeks post-discharge, and completed three traditional follow-up appointments at 1, 2 and 4 months after their discharge. Using ecological momentary assessment delivered via a mobile device, we examined participants' symptoms, functioning, and treatment adherence.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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