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Mood monitoring (by sms/text messaging) and mood intervention service for people with bipolar disorder (SMS-MM service)

Dates: 2010-2013
Funding: NIHR
Collaborators: Dept Psychiatry, Univ Oxford
Information: Judit Simon
Website: OXTEXT website

Phase I of this project will develop and pilot the service. In Phase II two randomised controlled trials are planned.  The health economic component of Phase I will assess the direct cost impact of the SMS-MM service for both the patients and the NHS in a real life setting, evaluate the broader health care resource use and cost implications of introducing the SMS-MM service for patients with bipolar disease, and estimate the general quality-of-life impact of events measured in patients’ notes by using the EuroQoL EQ-5D. In addition, a systematic review will be conducted to collect all necessary input data for a value-of-information (VOI) analysis preliminary to the design of the planned RCTs.


OXTEXT Mapping sub-study

Information: Judit Simon

The OXTEXT research programme aims to develop and evaluate cost-effective systems of collaborative disease management for people with bipolar disorder including mood monitoring with systems such as True Colours. Using True Colours, EuroQoL EQ-5D is measured monthly alongside standard clinical mood ratings for individuals with bipolar disorder over 12 months. The health economic components of the programme aim to assess how clinical ratings of mood are related to resource use, estimate the sensitivity of the EQ-5D for events measured in patient’s notes, and measure the general quality-of-life impact of these events by mapping clinical ratings of mood to EQ-5D utility scores.