Dynamic Visual Analogue Mood Scales (D-VAMS)

Medical Condition

Stroke & Brain Injury apps

Will help with

My Mood

Communication

Description

D-VAMS (or "Emotiscope") is a brief, nonverbal mood assessment instrument designed for stroke patients with communication difficulties due to aphasia. It consists of sliders controlling transitions between facial expressions on seven scales.

Instructions are freely available to download from the website - http://dvams.com/dvams/menu_home_dvams.htm

Research:

Barrows, P. D., & Thomas, S. A. (2017) Assessment of mood in aphasia following stroke: psychometric properties of the Dynamic Visual Analogue Mood Scales (D-VAMS). Clinical Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1177/0269215517714590

MyTherappy Review:

Pros: Easy to use and really accessible to patients. Able to select from a range of emotions from happy to sad, distressed, stressed, peaceful. Ability to track mood over time using a graph.

Cons: Currently only available on android

Version 3.2.0 tested Dec 2018.

Price: Free


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