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Table 3 Consensus monitoring

From: How to make online mood-monitoring in bipolar patients a success? A qualitative exploration of requirements

Consensus agreed on elements for online monitoring
• A basis in which all elements of the Life-Chart method are included:
 ◦ Functions in this part are not adjustable
 ◦ Notifications for monitoring are adjustable
• Graphic display of the course of mood:
 ◦ In weeks, months and years
 ◦ Possibility to adjust different parameters and to switch on/off or to combine in the graphics (for example, the parameters sleep and mood)
 ◦ The graphics display is adjustable (like zoom in and out)
• Additional options to adjust the app to personal circumstances and preferences:
 ◦ Possibility to add text/photos/music/link to the Life-Chart
 ◦ Possibility to add own parameters like substance use or work duration
 ◦ Possibility to receive personalized feedback
 ◦ Possibility of personalizing with photos
• Provide a link with the relapse prevention plan or with WRAP
• Adjustable notifications
• Quick to fill in for daily use
• Useable on all devices
• Guarantee for privacy:
 ◦ Distinctness about data storage,
 ◦ No access to the personal data by ICT-company or others who are not involved with the treatment of the patient
 ◦ The patient who is monitoring is the owner of the collected data and is the only one who can add others (like professionals) to his/her chart
• NO link with other social media to prevent uploading of personal data from the LC during an episode
• NO ‘forced’ monitoring; this will reduce the motivation for mood monitoring
• NO log in for daily use (only at the start of using the application)