J Subst Abuse Treat 2018 09 15;92:17-26. Epub 2018 Jun 15.
Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services, University of California, Los Angeles, 10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA; Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, USA.
This pilot study evaluated the use of smartphone ecological momentary assessments (EMA) for self-monitoring to optimize treatment outcomes among gay and bisexual men enrolled in an outpatient methamphetamine abuse treatment service program. Participants (N = 34) received EMA prompts five times daily to self-monitor their methamphetamine use, cravings, sexual risk behaviors, and associated triggers and affect throughout the 8-week treatment program. Participants were randomized into either a self-directed condition with access to a web-based EMA response visualization dashboard ("EMA + Dashboard"; n = 16); or, a counselor-supported condition incorporating weekly, 30-min, one-on-one counseling sessions to review and discuss the participant's self-monitoring data on the dashboard ("EMA + Dashboard + Counselor"; n = 18). Read More