new digitised aided self-help with trauma & stress focus
|STRIKERSOFT AB - Strikersoft
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|April 2017 - January 2018
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The initial goal of this project to further develop the idea of individual self-regulation of stress/anxiety for refugees and immigrants newly arrived in Sweden, as well as for their related health care professionals has been reached. The project consortium has, in cooperation with a large reference group, completed a needs analysis and a Swedish smartphone app, Stressfix. The competitive intelligence analysis of digital stress reduction was updated. A model of health economics was drafted. And a world class evaluation model for a RCT study was drafted.
Expected results and effects
The estimated effect of the Stressfix solution will be lower health care costs, improved quality of life as well as improvements in the psychosocial work environment. We also foresee a raise in productivity and a faster integration of new arrivals into the Swedish society. The yearly savings potential may be up to 500 MSEK per week in reduced sick-leave (incl. activity compensations) and an additional reduction of costs of drugs/medication. The European market is 40 times larger than the Swedish one. Even in this early prestudy phase, a Swedish version of the app is made available.
Planned approach and implementation
The initial stages of the project have largely followed the original plans outlined in the application for Stage 1. The ideas put forward there have been developed and implemented through several project group meetings, two dialogue meetings, four reference group meetings, a needs survey by EFT Förbundet to its members and in-depth interviews with experts in the field. A pilot study has been made, and a consortium for cooperation has been initiated.