What is iChooseWell?
iChooseWell is one of the digital health programs available through the My Digital Health platform and we are currently running an randomised controlled evaluation trial of the iChooseWell program. People 18 years of age and over are able to sign up. Signing up involves creating a My Digital Health account (if you do not currently have one), providing your consent to participate in the iChooseWell study, and completing several pre-program questionnaires. iChooseWell is a strategies-based program that provides you with 41 one biopsychosocial wellness strategies to choose from. Some of the more popular strategies include:
- Brain & Gut Nutrition
- Loving Kindness Meditation
- Biofeedback: Heart Rate Monitoring
- Guided Visual Imagery
- Distress Tolerance
- Cognitive Bias Modification
- Conflict Management
- Sleep Hygiene
iChooseWell and the other My Digital Health programs are wrapped within a dashboard system that offers you various other features and tools. For example, you will have access to a powerful self monitoring system that allows you to better monitor your daily mood, sleep and other daily lifestyle events. This ‘biopsychosocial’ information is then graphically displayed within your dashboard allowing you to choose with factors you would like to compare – allowing you to see patterns. For example, you may be interested in looking at how your sleep or physical activity levels impact on your mood. In addition, if you have a wearable fitbit device, you can also add this to the monitoring system – making self monitoring even easier. We have even made the platform more responsive to changes in your mood ratings, sleep, and activity levels. If your scores indicate that things are not going so well for you, we will send you an alert and provide you with some recommendations about what you can do about it.
- If you would like to watch a brief video about iChooseWell, please click here.
- If you are interested in the iChooseWell study, please click here to read the Plain Language Information Statement.
- If you would like to know more about who we are, click here.