The nimble, ongoing collection of data throughout the treatment process should guide decision making and allow for adjustments to be made to optimize outcomes. By considering the individual differences in people’s symptoms and lifestyles, and having the ability to monitor peaks, valleys and trends in real-time, patients and their therapists and psychiatrists can make better informed diagnoses and decisions.
At Rappore to ensure broad clinical input we have recruited faculty who are leaders in developing some of the most powerful therapeutic approaches including psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, humanistic and positive psychology as well as therapeutic modalities including individual, family and group.
Current approaches to assessment often are limited and narrow, focusing on depression and anxiety and using the same two scales: PHQ-9 for depression and GAD-7 for anxiety. There is of course a much wider array of issues that patients want to address. At Rappore we believe that data must reflect the complexity of human beings and identify not only symptoms but also the common challenges that people face, and as well their strengths and aspirations.
Our questionnaire which took two years to develop is based on methodology developed at the National Institute of Health, and embodied in their PROMIS project, which stands for Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System. PROMIS incorporates and translates cutting-edge science into practical, easy to use tools for clinicians. For example, PROMIS implements Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) software to select among many questions those that are most informative based on responses to previous questions. The goal is to facilitate measurement of health status comprehensively and accurately - using the fewest possible questions.
At Rappore we developed our unique 55-item questionnaire tailored to the challenges that people say they are facing in today's stressful world. It generates humanizing data to empower patients working with their therapists and doctors to achieve their goals as quickly as possible.