Progressing MoodSwings. The upgrade and evaluation of MoodSwings 2.0: an online intervention for bipolar disorder

Lauder, S., Cosgrove, V.E., Gliddon, E., Grimm, D., Dodd, S., Berk, L., Castle, D., Suppes, T.S. and Berk, M. 2017, Progressing MoodSwings. The upgrade and evaluation of MoodSwings 2.0: an online intervention for bipolar disorder, Contemporary clinical trials, vol. 56, pp. 18-24, doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.02.008.

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Title Progressing MoodSwings. The upgrade and evaluation of MoodSwings 2.0: an online intervention for bipolar disorder
Author(s) Lauder, S.
Cosgrove, V.E.
Gliddon, E.
Grimm, D.
Dodd, S.ORCID iD for Dodd, S.
Berk, L.ORCID iD for Berk, L.
Castle, D.
Suppes, T.S.
Berk, M.ORCID iD for Berk, M.
Journal name Contemporary clinical trials
Volume number 56
Start page 18
End page 24
Total pages 7
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2017-05
ISSN 1551-7144
Summary MoodSwings 2.0 is a self-guided online intervention for bipolar disorder. The intervention incorporates technological improvements on an earlier validated version of the intervention (MoodSwings 1.0). The previous MoodSwings trial provides this study with a unique opportunity to progress previous work, whilst being able to take into consideration lesson learnt, and technological enhancements. The structure and technology of MoodSwings 2.0 are described and the relevance to other online health interventions is highlighted. An international team from Australia and the US updated and improved the programs content pursuant to changes in DSM-5, added multimedia components and included larger numbers of participants in the group discussion boards. Greater methodological rigour in this trial includes an attention control condition, quarterly telephone assessments, and red flag alerts for significant clinical change. This paper outlines these improvements, including additional security and safety measures. A 3 arm RCT is currently evaluating the enhanced program to assess the efficacy of MS 2.0; the primary outcome is change in depressive and manic symptoms. To our knowledge this is the first randomized controlled online bipolar study with a discussion board attention control and meets the key methodological criteria for online interventions.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.cct.2017.02.008
Field of Research 110999 Neurosciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical And Health Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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