Decision-making about treatment for bipolar II disorder
This study will evaluate the usefulness of a new online decision-making resource designed to help people with bipolar II pick the "right" treatment for them.
Have you had to decide on your treatment for bipolar II disorder?
Decision-making about treatment in bipolar II disorder can be challenging. Many people with bipolar II disorder and their families want to be more informed and more involved in decision-making about their treatment.
The current study will evaluate the usefulness of a new online decision-making resource designed to help people with bipolar II and their families to make the “right” treatment decision. The resource aims to help make treatment decisions based on both the best available clinical evidence as well as the values and life situation of the individual.
Who are we looking for?
We are specifically looking for participants with bipolar II disorder and who meet the following criteria:
- are between 18-65 years old
- have ever had or are now having to make a decision about treatment to maintain wellness/prevent relapse with their clinician.
What does the study involve?
You will be randomly allocated to either making use of existing online information about treatment only or with the new online decision-making resource.
You will also complete 3 questionnaires to find out whether the new decision-making resource is better at helping people make informed treatment decisions compared to already available information.
Why is this study needed?
This research will help future patients and their family members to make better decisions within consultations about treatment and management of bipolar II disorder.
How to get involved
- Go to www.bipolardecisionaid.com.au/register
- Enter your name, email, phone number and the code: INEU
- You will then receive an email, follow the instructions and click on the personal login link to access the website.
For more information contact Alana Fisher on 02 9036 9258 or send an email.
Alana Fisher, a PhD student, is conducting this study under the supervision of Dr Ilona Juraskova and Prof Louise Sharpe at the University of Sydney and Conjoint A/Prof Josephine Anderson and Prof Vijaya Manicavasagar at the Black Dog Institute.
This study has been approved by Human Review Ethics Committee at the University of Sydney [USYD HREC 2016/763].