A feasibility pilot study on the use of text messages to track PTSD symptoms after a traumatic injury.

@article{Price2014AFP,
  title={A feasibility pilot study on the use of text messages to track PTSD symptoms after a traumatic injury.},
  author={Matthew Price and Kenneth J. Ruggiero and Pamela L Ferguson and Sachin K. Patel and Frank A Treiber and Deborah J Couillard and Samir M Fahkry},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={249-54}
}
OBJECTIVE Monitoring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms after a traumatic injury is beneficial for patients and providers. Text messages can be used to automatically monitor symptoms and impose minimal burden to patients and providers. The present study piloted such a strategy with traumatic injury patients. METHOD An automated daily text message was piloted to evaluate PTSD symptoms after discharge from the hospital. Twenty-nine patients who experienced a traumatic injury received… CONTINUE READING
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