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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)