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Bringing mHealth to the VA

The objective of this study is to evaluate FOCUS, a mobile health (mHealth) application among Veterans with serious mental illness (SMI). FOCUS provides automated real-time illness management support to individuals with SMI in the areas of mood regulation, medication use, social functioning and strategies to improve sleep.

The specific aims of the study are to:

1) Collect user data on acceptability and usability of FOCUS to identify problem areas for enhanced tailoring for Veteran populations.

2) Analyze the effectiveness of FOCUS in reducing mental health symptoms.

Funded by: VA Puget Sound Health Care System

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