4. Select Your Program & Provide Your Informed Consent
4. Select your program & provide your informed consent
After you have created a My Digital Health account and activated it (by clicking on the link we provide you in an activation email following sign up), you will be able to log into My Digital Health. Once logged in, you will be provided with a list of the My Digital health program evaluation trials. Please make your choice and click on the ‘Start’ button.
You will then be taken to the program’s Plain Language Information Statement. Please read through this statement and if you consent to participate in the digital health program study, please click on the ‘I agree to the above conditions’ button. If you do not consent, please click the ‘I decline to participate’ button and you will be taken back to the program selection page. Scroll over the two pictures below for a brief summary of this process and open up the toggle boxes below if for more information regarding these two processes.
Additional Information: Select a Program
‘Select a digital health program’ page
The ‘select a digital health program’ page provides you with a brief summary of each program and if there are any particular study requirements (e.g., age, where you reside, etc). Some programs also have a link to a relevant symptom screening survey with automated feedback, if you need assistance in deciding whether a particular program is right for you. We also let you know whether the program study involves the use of a randomised controlled trial. Typically, randomised control trials involve half of the people who sign up being able to start immediately, while the other half are asked to wait for several weeks before they can receive access. This wait (or delayed start) group are also asked to complete the same scheduled questionnaires as the immediate start group, while they are waiting. Most of our trials are of the open access / immediate start kind, but two (iChooseWell and iMindTime) are randomised control trials.
Please note that if you sign up through one of the program (child) sites, rather than through this site, you will not be shown the ‘select a digital health program’ page. For example, if you sign up through the LIFE FLeX program site, the platform will assume that you would like to sign up for the LIFE FLeX program and skip the selection page. To see the ‘select a program’ page in these cases, simply decline to participate in the study (and you can always re-select it should you change your mind).
Additional Information: Consent
Consent: Plain Language Information Statement
All of our programs have been reviewed by a University Ethics Committee and have received clearance. We have also registered all of our trials through the Australian & New Zealand Clinical Trials registry. Therefore, before you are able to start one of the digital health program studies, we present you with a Plain Language Information Statement (i.e., it tells you about the study and associated requirements).
- If you agree, you will then go to Step 5 (i.e., complete the pre-program survey).
- If you do not consent, you will be taken back to the ‘Select a digital health program’ page where you can choose another program or simply log out.
We have created ‘child’ or program sites for each one of our digital health program studies. If you would like to visit one of these program sites, please click on the links below. A copy of the Plain Language Information Statement for each program can also be accessed at these program sites by clicking on the link within the footer.
- LIFE FLeX (a program for anxiety and depressive symptoms)
- iSleepWell (a program for insomnia symptoms)
- LIFE FLeX 4 PTSD (a program for post traumatic stress symptoms)
- BDZ digital health (benzodiazepine gradual reduction information)
- iChooseWell (biopscyhosocial strategies based wellness program)
- iMindTime (a brief, yet comprehensive mindfulness program)
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