Integrated Self-Management Apps to Enhance Outcomes for Medicaid Consumers

This primary goal of this study is to disseminate two innovative smartphone applications, Life Goals and PRIORI, to Medicaid consumers with bipolar disorder. The apps are designed to enhance the ability of individuals with bipolar disorder to self-manage their symptoms.

Life Goals is an evidence-based psychosocial intervention that includes health behavior change, psychotherapy and motivational enhancement strategies. The intervention uses an individualized approach, allowing people with mental health disorders to achieve their personal goals by linking them to tailored health behavior change and coping strategies for the symptoms they are experiencing. 

PRIORI is an app that runs in the background on a person’s cell phone and predicts changes in mood by monitoring changes in the acoustic elements of a person’s voice.

The study will evaluate if individuals with bipolar disorder are interested in and will use self-management apps and if the use of these apps has impact on bipolar disorder symptoms and functioning.

This study has received approval from IRBMED: HUM000120802