Computerised PTSD test, patient benefits

STOP-D is a computerised PTSD test that assists the diagnosis and monitoring of PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The PTSD test serves three purposes:

1. It diagnoses PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

2. It estimates the level of PTSD the trauma caused the person and that the person experiences at any point in time.

3. STOP-D is able to monitor rates of change and thereby provide evidence about which therapies are most effective and most cost effective when treating PTSD.

How STOP-D helps PTSD patients

The PTSD test is computerised. Computerisation offers two advantages:

1. The presentation of the test is the same each time the test is administered.

2. Results of the test are calculated and a computerised report is prepared immediately which saves time.

The test is based on DSM IV’s definition of PTSD (DSM IV is the Diagnostic
& Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association), the system has been designed to accommodate DSM V.

The test uses touch screen icons that are on a continuum from great happiness to great misery.

The patient chooses the appropriate icon on a series of consecutive screens and the system calculates the level of distress for each of the symptoms that have been generated for the person being assessed.

Distribution

STOP-D computerised PTSD test technology will be available via an annual licence,  with an online account login. The PTSD test will be usable on a PC / MAC or Internet enabled tablet computer.  It is for the use of professional clinicians who make psychological diagnoses and monitor therapy.

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STOP D is a computerised PTSD test.