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iCBT Review

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Credibility

Credibility

1.43 / 5.00

Overall Score: 4/14

Research Base: 0/3
Research Funding: 0/2
Proposed intervention: 3/3
Consumer Ratings: 1/3
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Software Support:  0/2

Date of Rating: March 2018

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User Experince

User Experience

2.51 / 5.00

Engagement: 2.30 Functionality: 3.00 Aesthetics: 2.33 Information: 2.40 Subjective quality score: 1.25 Perceived impact score: 2.00 Rating date: August 2016 Rated by: Queensland University

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Transparency

Transparency

Unacceptable

Overall Score: No/Can’t Tell

Does the app have a privacy policy?: Unacceptable

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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iCBT is an Apple™ app designed to help users cope with depression and anxiety. Users can enter the details of specific events which elicited anxiety, anger, dread, or other feelings. Users rate their feelings during the event and describe their negative thoughts. The app then guides users to reframe their thoughts by appraising the event. Users then rate their feelings again. iCBT aims to guided users through steps that may be useful for challenging and reframing the problematic thinking that can lead to stress and mental illness.

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Technical Details

Available For: iOS Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Developer: Bonfire Development Advisors
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted Conditions: Not Specified
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
Cost: $5.99
Get it on: iTunes

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of iCBT

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

How we evaluate

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Credibility

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Transparency

We review privacy policies to see if key pieces of information about what happens with entered data are addressed.

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User Experience

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