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MoodTools Review

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2.67 / 5.00

Overall Score: 8/15

Consumer Ratings: 2/2
Proposed Goal: 2/2
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: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: August 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

3.46 / 5.00

Engagement: 3.60 Functionality: 4.31 Aesthetics: 2.08 Information: 3.83 Subjective quality score: 2.63 Perceived impact score: 3.58 Rating date: November 2020 Rated by: Queensland University

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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 OR de-identifies the entered data 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 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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Professional Reviews

Professional Review

Not Yet Available

MoodTools aims help users manage symptoms of depression through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) activities. The app contains a Thought Diary, to help users reframe negative thinking. The app provides educational information about depression, self-help guidelines, and links additional resources. Users can take the PHQ-9 depression questionnaire and track symptoms over time. MoodTools will also suggest a range of activities to the user, for example practicing gratitude, exercising, and mood can be tracked before and after completing the activity. Users can also create a safety plan to keep safe and access emergency resources during a suicidal crisis.

Technical Details

Available for: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Android 4.1 and up. Web
Developer: Eddie Liu
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Psychoeducation, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety, PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on:  Apple App StoreGoogle Play, Web

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of MoodTools

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