bStable is a comprehensive mental healthcare software solution that improves patient and mental healthcare provider communication to enhance a patient’s results in therapy/counseling. It fast-tracks the communication of information from a patient to the patient’s provider to improve outcomes. If you have never heard about bStable, read here or learn about the simplified game-like version of bStable – bStable Go!, here. The big question is – does bStable work? When we want to know if something is effective, especially when discussing treatments or cures – we look to science. bStable is no different. We conducted a research study to gauge the effectiveness of bStable and we want to share it with you.
In February of 2017, McGraw Systems teamed up with Caminar For Mental Health to run a research study based on the idea that bStable improves mental health outcomes by optimizing patient and medical provider communication. The information from bStable focuses both client and provider on the symptoms, side-effects, and/or changes in individuals progress. The study ran from February 2017 through July 2017.
There were 10 total participants in the study, 5 men, 5 women, ranging in age from 30 to 62. All participants were diagnosed with a severe mental illness (the majority had a medical schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder diagnosis). Half of the participants were placed in the control group and did not receive any intervention. The other half were placed in the experimental group and were given the bStable software to use, in addition to instructions on how to use it.
All participants met with the same registered nurse, an employee of Caminar. At each appointment, the RN documented the amount of time spent obtaining information from the client in the meeting, the amount of time that was spent dealing with the client’s presenting issues, and the quality of the visit. The quality of the visit was notated on a Likert scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest.
Findings indicate that bStable improved communication between the client and mental health provider. This is indicative in both the differences found between the means of experimental and control groups on the amount of time spent gathering information, and the quality of visit indicated after each session. The study data demonstrates that bStable improves both the efficiency in communication with clients as well as improves the quality of client sessions.
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