Evaluation of the PTSD Coach Australia mobile app

PTSD Coach Australia was designed to assist serving and ex-serving Defence members with symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), to help them learn about and manage these symptoms. The study has been commissioned and funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, between November, 2016 and May, 2018.

The study, which is led by Professor David Kavanagh and Dr Catherine Quinn, aims to determine if Defence members and clinicians find the app engaging and useful, and identify any ways it could be improved.

It undertakes:

  • Online surveys with serving and ex-serving Defence members; if you have a spare 10 minutes that could help a mate please click here to complete the online survey.
  • Phone interviews (20-40 minutes) with clinicians, Defence members or their families who have used the app;
  • Workshops (2 hours, Brisbane area) with clinician, Defence members or their families, which give them an opportunity to use it in the session and provide their evaluations of it;
  • Expert assessment of the app by the project team, and
  • Analytics and reviews of data from app stores.

We’re looking for serving and ex-serving Defence members or their families, and mental health clinicians working with Defence members, to participate in this research.

You don’t need to have used the app or have experienced trauma or have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to participate. Participation is confidential.

If you would like to contribute to research that will benefit serving and ex-serving Defence members, then contact QUT to register your interest! 

Please call toll free 1300 300 164 or email ptsdcoach@qut.edu.au at any time to register your interest and we will provide you with more information.