What are ‘Tracking Points’?
A 'tracking point' is a data point of something you want to keep an eye on with your daily activity log. For example, one user tracks how many cups of coffee she has per day and whether they engaged in cardio, as these are two factors that contribute heavily to her daily well being.
As a patron, you can toggle the default tracking points or edit and add new custom tracking points from the settings menu, under the 'Log Moods' header.
Types of Tracking Points
Low to High Tracking Points
Low to High tracking points are designated by 'mild', 'severe' and 'extreme' tags, and were designed to track the peak emotions of the day, not incidents total of that emotion throughout the day (for those needing to track total incidents, we suggest a numerical tracking point, or the timestamped note).
On the monthly report, low to high symptoms are translated to a scale of 1-4, with '4' as the highest/heaviest/most extreme symptoms, '1' being no symptoms, and 2 being the least or lightest manifestation of the tracked variable.
Yes/No Tracking Points
A toggled tracking point, ideal for things like 'had a bath' or 'meditated'.
On the monthly report, these are represented in two ways: a 'Y' for yes, a 'N' for no. Blank entries mean nothing was marked that day in eMoods.
Numerical Tracking Points
Numerical tracking points support negative and positive numbers; ideal for tracking things like 'cups of coffee' or 'minutes of exercise'.
On the monthly report, these are represented as raw numbers for any days that an entry was made.
Default Tracking Points
eMoods includes several commonly tracked items by default, but not everyone needs all the defaults. Talk with your medical provider(s) about which are most important for your situation. Those you don’t need can be toggled off.
List of Default Tracking Points
- Depressed Mood
- Elevated Mood
- Psychotic Symptoms
- Talk Therapy
- Menstrual Cycle
Toggling Default Symptoms Tracking
Not every individual needs to track all of the default symptoms; they can be individually toggled off in the settings menu through the 'Edit Default Tracking Points' option.
Custom Tracking Points
Custom tracking points are a feature of the patron subscription; you can create as many custom tracking points as you’d like. These are especially useful for complicated medication tracking in eMoods.
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