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Breathe2Relax Review

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Credibility

Credibility

2.67 / 5.00

Overall Score: 8/15

Consumer Ratings: 2/2
Proposed Goal: 1/2
Evidence Based Content: 1/1
Software Updates: 2/2
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 1/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: August 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

3.98 / 5.00

Engagement: 4.00 Functionality: 4.25 Aesthetics: 3.00 Information: 4.67 Subjective quality score: 3.00 Perceived impact score: 3.67 Rating date: August 2016 Rated by: Queensland University

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Transparency

Transparency

Questionable

Overall Score: Questionable


Does the app have a privacy policy?: Yes


Does the policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes


Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?: No/Can’t Tell


Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts the entered data OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes


Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes


Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes

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Breathe2Relax is an app for all mobile devices that teaches a skill called “diaphragmatic breathing” to help users feel more relaxed. Diaphragmatic breathing, also known as “belly breathing,” is a common relaxation skill utilized in a variety of treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy, for anxiety and PTSD. Breathe2Relax helps users acquire this skill via guided practice sessions. Each session can be customized to change the overall length of the session, the breath rate, and other user preferences. Breathe2Relax also asks users to rate their stress before and after each practice session, graphing these responses to help users keep track of their progress. In addition, the app contains general information on the effects of stress on everyday living. Breathe2Relax can be used either on its own or as part of regular clinical treatment with a mental health provider.

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Technical Details

Available for: Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad,
and iPod touch. Varies with Android Device.
Developer: DHA Connected Health / Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Where to get it: Apple App StoreGoogle Play

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Breathe2Relax

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
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