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COGPACK Review

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Credibility

Credibility

4.09 / 5.00

Overall Score: 9/11

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

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Rating Date: February 2023

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User Experince

User Experience

1.67 / 5.00

Engagement: 3.00 Functionality: 2.67 Aesthetics: 1.00 Information: 0.00 Subjective quality score: 1.75 Perceived impact score: 2.17 Rating date: August 2016 Rated by: Queensland University

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Transparency

Transparency

Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Does the app have a privacy policy?:Yes

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

Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts/de-identifies the entered data 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?:Yes

Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can use the app WITHOUT entering identifiable information, 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

COGPACK is a cognitive remediation suite that offers cognitive remediation solutions for clinicians and their clients. While it is recommended for use with a qualified provider, there is a version available for users at home on their own. It offers exercises with a variety of difficulty levels to target visual-motor functioning, comprehension, attention, memory, language use, and skills training. It also allows clinicians and users to determine the initial difficulty level. COGPACK allows the supervising clinician to be directly involved in their clients’ training, and provides feedback that allows them to track progress over time. Scores can also be compared to periodically updated norms.

Technical Details

Available for: Available for the Web.
Developer: Marker Software
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Training
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, Stress and Anxiety, Addictions or Substance Use
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? Recommended
Languages Available: English, German, French
Cost: Payment Required
Get it on: Web

Research on this App

A randomized, single-blind control trial examined two different rehabilitation strategies used in the restoration and recovery of cognitive functions in patients with schizophrenia. The sample consisted of 110 patients living with schizophrenia, 48 male and 62 female. The mean age of participants was 36.7 years. Fifty-five patients were treated with domain-specific exercises (SRT+CRT)and an equal control group was treated with nondomain-specific exercises (SRT+PBO) from the Cogpack software. During the assessment, researchers collected basic personal, family and pathologic history of each patient. The results were compared with the assessment completed after the patient used the software for 3 months, for a total of 36 hours. The study found that cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) resulted in significant improvements in the global neurocognitive functioning of patients, specifically in the domain-specific exercises, which strengthened sustained attention, verbal and working memory, and selection attention in patients. (Caponnetto, P., Maglia, M., Auditore, R., Bocchieri, M., Caruso, A., DiPiazza, J., & Polosa, R. 2018. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/mi.2018.7812/full/html)

In a prospective controlled study, researchers examined training and support on clinical and work outcomes for people living with schizophrenia in Japan. Participants living with schizophrenia, meeting all necessary recruitment criteria, were assigned into two vocational support groups; a Supported Employment (SE) group and a Supported Employment plus Cognitive Remediation (CR) group. All (109) participants were aged 20 to 45 years old, are in outpatient care for schizophrenic diagnosis, have a Full Scale IQ of WAIS-III of 70 or higher, and have work experience with full- or part-time job at time of entry. Researchers found CR and SE program implementations feasible in Japan, CR using COGPACK can improve cognitive functioning, psychiatric symptoms of patients living with schizophrenia. No significant effect of CR on vocational differences was found. (Iwata, K., Matsuda, Y., Sato, S., Furukawa, S., Watanabe, Y., Hatsuse, N., & Ikebuchi, E. 2017. https://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/40/1/4/)

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