DAILY-PROJECT: An Ecological Momentary Assessment study among treatment-seeking individuals

Project description

Despite an increased understanding of developmental predictors that explain who is at risk of NSSI, we have little insight into momentary predictors that explain when people are at acute risk of NSSI thoughts, urges, and behavior in daily life. Using the experience sampling method in a high-risk sample of individuals who report frequent NSSI, the DAILY project aims to advance science by (1) clarifying the short-term course and predictors of NSSI thoughts, urges, and behavior, (2) advancing scientific understanding of the relative relevance of risk processes for NSSI thoughts, urges, and behavior, and (3) providing novel data on the relationship of NSSI with disordered eating behaviors (restrictive eating, purging, binge-eating), substance use behaviors (alcohol and cannabis), and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Providing answers to these clinically relevant questions will offer meaningful information to help guide the development of personalized interventions in treating individuals who self-injure.

Collaborative Investigators 

Prof. Dr. Inez Myin-Germeys (CCP, KU Leuven), Prof. Dr. Laurence Claes (Clinical Psychology, KU Leuven), Prof. Dr. Matthew Nock (Harvard University), Prof. Dr. Evan Kleiman (Rutgers University)


m-Path (App) 


Postdoctoral Fellowship from Research Foundation Flanders to Glenn Kiekens (FWO 12ZZM21N, 2020-2023)




Protocol paper is available at https://www.researchprotocols.org/2023/1/e46244