myKind

Project Description

The KINDEX mum screen has been designed to be administered by gynecologists and midwives during pregnancy for the assessment of the main psychosocial developmental risk factors, which include traumatic experiences of the parents, intimate partner violence, drug abuse, a history of mental health problems, poverty, acute stress, and others. In addition, we have developed a self-assessment version that runs on tablet computers (iPads). Validation of the KINDEX has been successfully completed in Germany, Spain, Greece, and Peru. Gynecologists or midwives interviewed 80120 pregnant women in each country. A randomized sub sample of respondents was assessed by trained clinical psychologists using standardized structural interviews to assess perceived stress and mental disorders. 14-months after giving birth the new mothers were interviewed again and the predictive value of the KINDEX was assessed by structured clinical interviews and the analysis of the cortisol levels (deposited in hair over a month) of mother and child as indicator for stress. The results show that the KINDEX assesses valid information about existing risk factors through a structured 15-minute interview with the pregnant women or through the application of this instrument as self-rating on a tablet computer. The tablet computer application in addition to the paperpencil version has the advantage of automatic analysis of the data and instant recommendation for further support of the pregnant woman.

mykind provides a webbased tool allowing to fill in the KINDEX mum screen comfortably at home and getting an immediate feedback.

Project Details

Project Team

Ulm University
Opens internal link in current windowJohannes Schobel
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Opens internal link in current windowDr. Rüdiger Pryss
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Opens internal link in current windowMarc Schickler
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Opens internal link in current windowAlexander Bachmeier
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
Jochen Herrmann
Opens internal link in current windowProf. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
University of Regensburg
Opens external link in new windowDr. Winfried Schlee
University of Regensburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University of Constance
Opens external link in new windowProf. Dr. Thomas Elbert
University of Constance, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology
Opens external link in new windowDr. Martina Ruf-Leuschner
University of Constance, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology
Opens external link in new windowDr. Maggie Schauer
University of Constance, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology
Opens external link in new windowDr. Dipl.-Psych. Nicole Brunnemann
University of Constance, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology
Opens external link in new windowEva Barnewitz
University of Constance, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology

Publications

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2016

Ruf-Leuschner, Martina and Brunnemann, Nicole and Schauer, Maggie and Pryss, Rüdiger and Barnewitz, Eva and Liebrecht, Martin and Reichert, Manfred and Elbert, Thomas (2016) Die KINDEX-App - ein Instrument zur Erfassung und unmittelbaren Auswertung von psychosozialen Belastungen bei Schwangeren in der täglichen Praxis bei Gynäkologinnen, Hebammen und in Frauenkliniken. Verhaltenstherapie , Karger.

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