Frequently Asked Questions
What is DIP-Q?
In 1998 Martin Grann and Stefan Olofsson worked on a computerized version of the questionnaire. It was released in 1999 as a Windows application.
In 2003 DIP-Q was bought by Lundbeck AB and distributed through their website.
How do I use DIP-Q?
The first thing to do is to have a patient fill out a questionnaire. To start a new questionnaire go to the Start Page
and click Start Questionnaire
. This will create a new questionnaire that can either be filled out on the current computer or sent to a patient.
To inspect results, graphs and reports from filled out questionnaires go to the Start Page
and click on Start System Tools
. You will see a list of profiles corresponding to questionnaires. If a questionnaire has not been filled out completely it will be marked as unfinished
Who can use DIP-Q?
DIP-Q use is restricted to qualified personnel, i.e. M.D. residents in psychiatry, registered clinical psychologists or other mental health professionals qualified for psychiatric diagnostic assessment according to the DSM - IV / ICD - 10.
Why do I need a Google Account to use DIP-Q?
Many modern websites use third-party authentication / authorization such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter etc. The reasons are:
Convenience - if a user already has an account, there's no need to set up a new one.
Security - Google provides a high level of security through tools such as 2-step verification and strong encryption.
Safety - having multiple accounts means a higher risk of being hacked simply because there are more possible access points.
Google Accounts shares only your email address with DIP-Q. No other information is shared between the two systems.
What about privacy / GDPR?
We store your email as an identifier for your account on the Google Cloud Platform using strong encryption. If we have a mail
conversation with you our mail system may also store your first and last name. Our mails are encrypted and authenticated.
We do not share your email address with any other 3rd party.
NOTE: When storing patient data, make sure not to enter information that can be used to identify the patient
such as full name, birth date, SSN etc.
If you delete your account, all of your information will be deleted forever without any trace.
Payments to DIP-Q are made through Stripe
. We never store payment information,
credit card numbers etc.
What web browsers work with DIP-Q?
Always use the newest version of any browser. DIP-Q has been tested successfully on:
Internet Explorer 8+
Other browsers (including Safari) have not been tested and may not work.
Where is patient data stored?
Patient data is safely stored in Google's Cloud Datastore. Questionnaire data can only be accessed by the holder
of the account that created the questionnaire. Data is encrypted under the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and
each encryption key is itself encrypted with a regularly rotated set of master keys. All important communication between
the user client and DIP-Q is protected by TLS 1.2.
How much does DIP-Q cost?
Every new user receives a free fully-functional 7-day trial. The fee for using DIP-Q after the trial period is €5 per month
or €30 per year.