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By the Numbers

Participants can now Join Projects via URLs

Participants can now join projects using Dynamic Links (URLs) sent to their mobile device via email or text or displayed at the end of a survey. From their mobile device, participants simply click the link to join a project! Read more.
QR Codes can still be used for joining projects, but using Dynamic Links streamlines the process.
  • If a participant does not have MyCap installed when they click a link, they are redirected to the Google Play or Apple Store to install MyCap. Once installed, they are redirected to MyCap to join the project.
  • If a participant already has MyCap installed and the up-to-date version (Android v1.10.1 or iOS v2.12.1), the MyCap App opens with a project loaded - they are ready to join! 
To leverage the dynamic link feature, REDCap institutions must update the MyCap External Module to v1.14.0, which is compatible with REDCap > v11.2.
*NEW* Append Project or Participant Codes via Links
Project and participant codes can now be appended to a URL you specify and used in a custom webpage. For example, a developer could use the project code and participant code in a custom webpage to pull data from your REDCap project and display results. 

To get started, navigate to Configure App > Links and check out the help info in the top right to learn how to configure and test custom URLs. 

*NEW* Investigator Resources Available 

We've created brief guides to help you use MyCap:

You can find these resources and more on our website.

MyCap Used for 
Facilitating Assessments of At-Risk Sailors

Dr. Lisa A. Brenner, Ph.D., is a Board-Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist, Professor and Vice Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is also the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center where her research focuses on traumatic brain injury, co-morbid psychiatric disorders, and negative psychiatric outcomes including suicide. 
With a grant from the Department of Defense, Military Suicide Research Consortium, Dr. Brenner and her team are evaluating the efficacy of an upstream suicide prevention intervention in which phone applications are used to evaluate individuals' behaviors, mood, and symptoms. In the study, participants are randomized to either a) the experimental arm, which uses a phone app to gather behavioral information from voice recordings and mobile phone usage that is used to identify risk, or b) the active control arm where participants use MyCap to complete biweekly mental health surveys and access mental health resources via Links.

Dr. Brenner and her team chose MyCap because of its integration with REDCap. Dr. Brenner says, “We could not find another app that was comparable”. Her study team, who is already familiar with REDCap, was particularly interested in the interface between MyCap and REDCap to administer and track participant responses. Additionally, by tracking upcoming and completed tasks, MyCap helped reduce participant and research team member burden: Participants can identify what they need to complete, and the research team spends less time monitoring completion rates. The app's push notifications have also been helpful in reducing email fatigue that comes with manual reminders.
When asked about ways MyCap can improve, Dr. Brenner suggested an improvement to the in-app notification to help participants more easily identify the dates of overdue tasks (when retrospective data collection is allowed). Dr. Brenner is also looking forward to using the new Dynamic Links feature to streamline the onboarding of remote participants, especially those without two devices as they struggled to join with QR codes.

Thank you, Dr. Brenner, for sharing your use case and feedback with us!
This work is in part supported by the Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC), funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs under Award No. (W81XWH-16-2-0004). Opinions, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the MSRC or the Department of Defense.

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MyCap was used in a pilot study to distinguish healthy controls (HC) from Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients through the finger tapping task.

Preliminary results showed PD subjects tapped slower and less rhythmically than HC subjects regardless of medication state or hand used.

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