Example questions

People using the EMPOWER App answer questions across a series of areas which have been shown to indicate potential early warning signs of psychosis.  All questions are answered on a scale from 1 (not at all) to 7 (very much). In some cases where a certain score is breached supplementary questions may be asked. This means people may be asked to respond to a different number of questions each time they use the App.

People using the App are asked to identify a number of items which are personal top their own experience. Some personalized items relate to delusions and others are more general.

Question domain Gateway questions

n=22

Branching rules (score to open full set) Supplementary questions

n=36

Precipitants I have been feeling stressed
My sleep has changed
Hope I have felt upbeat about the future > 3
I feel like the future holds little for me
I feel like giving up
Mood I have felt sad > 3
I have been enjoying things > 3 Either / Or
I have had no enjoyment from seeing other people
Due to my mood I’ve been doing less
My mood has affected my appetite or sleep
I have felt worthless
Anxiety I have felt worried, nervous or anxious > 3
My heart has been racing or I have been shaking
My anxiety has stopped me from doing things
This has affected my appetite or sleep
Self I’ve been feeling good about myself n/a
I’ve been feeling confident n/a
Others I’ve been feeling close to others n/a
Other people are supportive of me n/a
Coping I have been managing well today > 3
I have been dealing with my problems
I have been coping with my emotions
I have been getting the supports I need
Fear of recurrence I have been worrying about relapse > 3
I have been remembering previous episodes of being unwell
I have been worrying about being in hospital
Unusual voices I have heard voices > 3
The voices have made it difficult to concentrate on other things
The voices have stopped me from doing things
Hearing voices has upset me
Hearing voices has caused me to worry about relapse
Seeing things I have seen things that other people can’t see > 3
Seeing things has made it difficult to concentrate on other things
Seeing things has stopped me from doing things
Seeing things upset me
Seeing things has caused me to worry about relapse
Activity and Activation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have put myself under more pressure than usual > 3
I have had an increased capacity for daily activities
I have been thinking about future plans more than usual
Feeling threatened I have felt like I cannot trust other people Both > 3
I have felt like someone or something has meant me harm
Feeling threatened has stopped me from spending time with others
Feeling threatened has stopped me from doing things
Feeling threatened  has made it difficult to concentrate on other things
Feeling threatened has caused me to worry about relapse
Personalised delusion items (two most important) Personalised delusion item 1 > 3
“Delusion  1” has upset me
“Delusion 1”  has stopped me from doing things
“Delusion  1” has made it difficult to concentrate on other things
“Delusion  1”  has caused me to worry about relapse
Personalised delusion item 2 > 3
“Delusion 2”  upset me
“Delusion  2”  has stopped me from doing things
“Delusion  2” has made it difficult to concentrate on other things
“Delusion  2”  has caused me to worry about relapse
Personalised items Personalised item 1
Personalised item 2
Personalised item 3