Status as the basis for the Oberberg psychometry test system (O-P-T)

In our almost three-year collaboration with the Oberberg clinics, Status has become an integral part of the daily clinic routine. Already 115,000 scales have been collected from more than 4,200 patients. At this year’s DGPPN Congress, the project leader, Dr. Lars Hölzel, gave a lecture on the O-P-T.

Status is the technical foundation of the O-P-T. Patients and therapists use the platform daily.

The abstract for the lecture can be found in the program of the congress at > Program > Program schedule or for easy access here:

Abstract, translated using ChatGPT

The Oberberg psychometry test system (O-P-T) – digital support for inpatient treatment


L. Hölzel (Schlangenbad, DE), M. Berger (Freiburg im Breisgau, DE), A. Wahl-Kordon (Hornberg/Lörrach, DE), A. Jähne (Bad Säckingen/Lörrach, DE), M. Rein (München, DE), P. Heßmann (Berlin, DE), T. Freyer (Schlangenbad, DE), M. Müller (Berlin, DE)

The early identification of patients who do not or insufficiently respond to medication and/or psychotherapy is of high relevance for successful treatment. Empirical studies repeatedly show that clinical judgment can reach its limits here and should be supplemented with objective data. Digitalization allows for the automated evaluation, graphical preparation, and direct availability to the entire treatment team of questionnaire surveys. In the Oberberg clinics, this is done using the Oberberg Psychometrics Test System (O-P-T). The wide set of self-assessment instruments measured at the beginning and continuously thereafter includes: a) general and disorder-specific psychopathological symptoms b) psychosocial functional impairment c) the effects of therapies on disease symptoms d) patient satisfaction with treatment e) in post-discharge follow-ups, the course of the treatment The questionnaire items are entered by patients using a clinic iPad or through the app on their own smartphone. The O-P-T is currently being used in 13 clinics and has so far recorded 115,000 scales in more than 4,200 patients. Among other things, it has been used to determine the quality of treatment results for depression and anxiety with a pre-post effect strength of 1.3 (CI: 1.1-1.5). Comprehensive additional data analyses on the above parameters are available. The O-P-T has proven to be a very useful tool in the following areas:

  • Process-accompanying survey and its feedback
  • Control of the individual treatment process
  • Objectification of treatment effects to referral sources and cost carriers
  • Creation of external quality reports
  • Benchmarking of treatment results
  • Data basis for quality development in the treatment of individual diseases
  • Data basis for research

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