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App Study

Do you suffer from PTSD or symptoms of PTSD?

Research participants are needed for a research study investigating the use of smartphone apps to manage symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Individuals with a past diagnosis of PTSD or current symptoms of PTSD who are invited to participate in a study regarding the Healing Traumatic Stress apps series. These 4 apps are designed to address four of the most common problems experienced by PTSD sufferers; anxiety, medically unexplained pain, insomnia, and negative effects on self-confidence.


Following a screening process, successful participants will receive for free four (normally paid) apps (android or IOS) to be used daily for the duration of the study. Participants will be required to complete 2 brief questionnaires before during and upon completion of the study, and at follow-up. These involve a total of 33 questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. 


The proposed duration of the study is 9 months (12 weeks of intervention + complete 2 follow-up questionnaires 3 and 6 months after the end of the intervention). All involvement is via online forms.


Participants allocated to the waitlist control (no-treatment group) will not receive the apps until after the study. All participants will be allowed to keep the apps following completion of the study. This study is being organized by Mark Grant MA, clinical psychologist.


Participants who complete the study (intervention plus 2 x follow-ups) will go into the draw to win one of three $100 shopping vouchers (Myer, Officeworks or Bunnings). The study will be limited to 200 participants.


Participation is voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any time.


This study has ethics approval from RMH HREC (No HREC/78407/MH-2021)

For more information or to apply, click on the application button below.