Assessing Effectiveness of ThoughtFullChat Application in Improving Mental Well-Being

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Updated on 22 July 2021
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  • To determine the state of mental health among house officers, IMU corporate staff, IMU students and IMU faculty
    • To find out the effectiveness and user experience of text-based mental health coaching applications among house officers, IMU corporate staff, IMU students and IMU faculty

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The text-based mental health coaching application that the investigators are using is ThoughtFullChat Application. ThoughtFullChat Application provides mental health coaching through text by licensed mental health professionals. Participants of this research will be required to answer a set of questionnaires which consists of DASS-21, Satisfaction with Life Scale and Brief Resilience Scale at the start of the study. Participants will be randomly distributed into 2 groups which are intervention and control groups. Participants in the intervention group will be using the application for 3 months. Post-intervention questionnaires will be given to all participants after 3 months. Data collected from these 2 groups will be analyzed by using SPSS.

Condition Endogenous depression, Depression, ANXIETY NEUROSIS, Anxiety, Stress, Depressed, Resilience, Anxiety Symptoms, Anxiety Disorders, depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, depressed mood, miserable, depressive disorders, anxious
Treatment ThoughtFullChat Application
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04944277
SponsorInternational Medical University
Last Modified on22 July 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

House Officers in Malaysia (UD41)
Corporate staff in IMU, IMU Faculty Members
All students who are currently studying in IMU who give their consent
Competent in English Language
Experiencing none to severe stress, anxiety or depression based on DASS-21 score

Exclusion Criteria

Medical students, Medical Officers (UD44)
Contract staff, Outsourced staff or international staff in IMU campuses
Students who refuse to give their consent and those that have already or just graduated from IMU
Competent in other languages except English
Experiencing extremely severe stress, anxiety or depression based on the DASS-21 score
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