Bridging the Gap: Creating a Clinician-Facing Dashboard for PTSD

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11746)


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health condition. Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy has been shown to have the greatest therapeutic efficacy in treating PTSD. However, clinicians face significant challenges in delivering PE therapy successfully. We conducted a two-part study with 17 clinicians where we (1) gathered requirements for a PE therapy dashboard and (2) had clinicians assess the relevance and usability of our dashboard prototypes. The first part of our study showed that clinicians wanted (1)improved workflow for their PE sessions (2)improved methods of monitoring their patients’ self-report data and (3)a way to assess their patients’ progress outside of sessions. The second part showed that our dashboard prototypes were highly usable. Our study provides preliminary steps in designing user-centered tools that assist clinicians in the delivery of PE therapy by improving data access and workflow efficiency.


PTSD Post traumatic stress disorder PE Therapy Prolonged exposure therapy Clinician dashboard 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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