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Covid Coach Review

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2.67 / 5.00

Overall Score: 8/15

Consumer Ratings: 1/2
Clarity of Purpose: 2/2
Mechanism of Action: 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: October 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

4.49 / 5.00

Engagement: 4.35 Functionality: 4.50 Aesthetics: 4.50 Information: 4.61 Subjective quality score: 4.25 Perceived impact score: 4.58 Rating date: March 2021 Rated by: Queensland University

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COVID Coach uses psychoeducation and tools based on cognitive behavioral principles (CBT) to help users manage stress, track their mood, and find resources “during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.” Users can access coping tools such as mindfulness-based relaxation, exercises to help challenge negative thoughts, and progressive muscle relaxation. Users can also add tools of their own. Other features include wellness assessments, mood and symptom tracking, lessons and tips for staying healthy during COVID, and a searchable database of resources (e.g., Crisis Support, Local Resources, Public Benefits).

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Technical Details

Available for Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Android 4.4 and up
Developer: US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Psychoeducation & Information, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Assessment/Screening, Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety, PTSD, Addictions or Substance Use, Sleep
Target Audience: Adults, Military Personnel
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? Recommended
Languages Available: English, Spanish
Cost: Free
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Covid Coach

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

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