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Bust PTSD Review

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Credibility

Credibility

1.33 / 5.00

Overall Score: 4/15

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

Rating Date: August 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

2.14 / 5.00

Engagement: 1.60 Functionality: 3.25 Aesthetics: 2.08 Information: 1.63 Subjective quality score: 1.06 Perceived impact score: 1.75 Rating date: June 2021 Rated by: Queensland University

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Transparency

Transparency

Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Does the app have a privacy policy?: No/Can’t Tell

Does the policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell

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?: No/Can’t Tell

Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell

Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell

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Professional Reviews

Professional Review

Not Yet Available

Bust PTSD aims to help users manage symptoms of PTSD. Upon opening the app, users are asked to indicate the intensity and frequency of PTSD symptoms. Users are then prompted to listen to a 15 minute audio introduction to the Bust PTSD app. Main audio tracks range from 20 to 35 minutes in length, and provide guided grounding and sensation recognition exercises. The app also provides symptom tracking graphs to help users identify their own patterns, as well as to monitor the effectiveness of the audiotracks in reducing symptoms of PTSD. The audio tracks also contain several folk suggestions such as the importance of lavender smell to obtain beneficial effects. The cost of the app and the use of unsupported suggestions raises questions about the effectiveness of this app.

Technical Details

Available For: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; Requires Android 5.2 and up.
Developer: CCEI PSYCHOTHERAPY AND RESEARCH INC.
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: PTSD
Target Audience: Adults, Military Personnel
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? Recommended
Languages Available: English, Danish
Cost: $34.99
Get it on: Google Play, Apple App Store

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Bust PTSD

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Symptom Trackers Work
How Cognitive Behavioral Principles Work

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