Commentary on Screen Design


The login screen will allow either the physician or patient to login. The physician or therapist will be the only one allowed to create new profiles, which are password protected so only the physician's password allows profiles to be created. The physician or therapist will input the patient's first name, middle initial, last name, and the condition that the patient is diagnosed with. If the physician has already created a patient profile for a particular patient then the physician may select the particular patient's profile to make any changes to the patient's journal.


The "create a journal screen" is for the physician or therapist to create the journal for the particular patient's needs and concerns. The patient information is displayed for the physician so that the physician will have a reminder of who they are creating the journal for, in case the physician gets distracted or looses there train of thought. The first list box on the left side of the screen allows the physician to select from a list of pre-installed questions to add to the patient's journal. The "create a new question" section allows the physician to create a question that was not included as a pre-installed question so the physician can personalize each journal to the patient's needs. The list box on the right side of the screen shows the current questions that have already been added. The physician can also remove questions from the list if the physician accidentally added a particular question or for future edits to the journal in which a particular question is not relevant to be included in the journal any longer.
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The "create DailyLog journal responses" allows the physician or therapist to customize responses to the questions to best aid them for better tracking of the patient's condition. Once again the patient information is displayed for the physician or therapist so that the physician or therapist will have a reminder of who they are creating the journal for in case the physician or therapist gets distracted or loses there train of thought. The physician can select from three different types of responses for each question. The "Simple comments" response style asks the patient to type in a sentence to answer the particular question. The "Mood chart" response style tells the patient to fill out a pre-determined set of questions that pertain to common mood charts used by psychiatrists to track moods of patients with bipolar disorder, but can also be used with any patient dealing with depression or emotional disorders. The "Creator defined entries" response style gives the physician the option to choose select which choices the patient can choose from when responding to that particular question.




This screen is the welcome screen that patients will first see in the journal. It is used to view previous journal entries, add a new entry, or logout. Although a physician can view this screen, he will not be able to create new entries since that task is designated for the patient just as setting up the journal is designated for the physician. The patient's information is displayed to indicate whose journal is currently being viewed. The calendar is used to find and view entries for a selected day or create a journal for the selected day. "View Selected Entry" button will display the journal entry that was created for that day while the "Create New Entry" will display a blank journal entry for the patient to fill in. The "Logout" button will logout the current patient and return to the main login screen.



This is an example of a journal entry which has not been completed yet. The title bar also indicates that the user is creating a new entry and not just viewing a previous entry.



This is an example of a journal entry that has been completed by the patient. The date of the entry will be displayed in the title bar of the window. The patient's information is also included on this screen to identify which patient the journal belongs to. The mood chart response contains all the information that will be needed to complete a standard mood chart. When viewing the entry, the patient also has the ability to edit the fields that were filled in if mistakes are found. When the user is done viewing the entry, he/she may click the "Done" button to return to the "Patient Welcome" screen to view other entries or create a new entry.

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This is an example of a completed mood chart which displays the emotional state of a patient for a particular month. This mood chart can be printed out by the patient or physician. In future implementations, the journal will be able to take the data entered by the patient and produce a mood chart for viewing.



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