Dynamic Visual Analogue Mood Scales (D-VAMS)

Dynamic Visual Analogue Mood Scales (D-VAMS) are a brief, nonverbal mood assessment instrument designed for stroke patients with communication difficulties due to aphasia. The scales consist of sliders controlling transitions between facial expressions on seven scales.

For each of the scales, the user adjusts the facial expression to one that best reflects their own mood. The D-VAMS mean score is a valid and reliable measure of pleasantness or unpleasantness of mood. Two sets of scales exist, one with a female face, one male.

D-VAMS meets the EU requirements for a class 1 medical device. An EC declaration of conformity has been filed with the MHRA and a CE mark added. Please see the user guide via the information icon for further information and instructions for use. A paper detailing validation study findings has been published in in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation:

Barrows, P. D. & Thomas, S. A. (2018). Assessment of mood in aphasia following stroke: validation of the Dynamic Visual Analogue Mood Scales (D-VAMS). Clinical Rehabilitation. 32(1), 94-102. doi: 10.1177/0269215517714590

N.B: If the app does not show at the right size on your device, you can manually adjust it using the "zoom in" and "zoom out" buttons on the top left of the main page. Your settings will be stored for future use.


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What's New

A Save button has been added to the results page. This allows you to save results to an XML file in the [Device storage > Download] folder of your device. Please note that unlike the D-VAMS web site, the file is not saved to the "Downloads" folder, but will need to be accessed using the "File Manager" or "My Files" app.
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Additional Information

Updated
March 6, 2018
Size
46M
Installs
500+
Current Version
3.2.0
Requires Android
4.0 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
Permissions
Offered By
Dr Paul D Barrows
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