Common mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to function. Many studies have shown a clear relationship between our mental health and our behaviours, including the way we talk, the places we visit, or how we sleep. When it comes to treatment, there is a strong evidence base that supports the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for patients with these disorders. However, it remains unclear how information about patients’ behaviours can be used in CBT to improve care and make therapy more effective. This study will help us understand if information about a patient’s behaviours can be used by the patient themselves and their therapist to improve treatment, and help the patient feel better, quicker.
You are invited to take part in a research study
TITLE OF THE STUDY: COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIOURAL BIOMARKERS IN MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY
Ieso Digital Health is a provider of online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Ieso provides this service to NHS patients, free of charge, in many areas of the UK. Ieso are running a study to evaluate how information on patients’ language, physical activity and behaviours can be used to improve the effectiveness of psychological therapies, such as CBT.
You are free to decide whether or not to take part in this study. Before you make your decision, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done, and what it will involve. You may want to talk to others about the study before taking part. If you decide to participate you may change your mind at any time.
If you have any questions about this study you can contact a member of the research team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Chief Investigator of this study Ana Catarino at email@example.com or on 0800 074 5560.
Alternatively, you may contact the Ieso Digital Health Clinical Operations Manager, Shazna Khanom at firstname.lastname@example.org, or UK Service Lead, Jack Southward at email@example.com, or by phone on 01223 608760.
This study is funded by Innovate UK through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund's Digital Health Technology Catalyst via Research Councils UK, and sponsored by Ieso Digital Health and Biotaware Ltd.
Part 1 tells you about the purpose of the study and what will happen to you if you take part.
Part 2 gives you more detailed information about the conduct of the study.