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Sanvello uses principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help users with symptoms of anxiety, depression or stress. Users complete a self assessment questionnaire and receive anxiety, stress and depression scores. Sanvello uses these scores to track the user’s progress over time and to provide personalized activities and exercises. Exercises include educational articles and videos, guided meditations, and mood tracking. Some other tracking features are found under the tools tab including meditation, health, hope, thoughts, and goals. Sanvello offers two social features. The first is a Healthcare feature where users can give a professional access to their profile and information. The second is a community message board where users may connect by posting, liking and chatting.
Available for: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 5.0 and up. Available on the Web.
Developer: Sanvello Health Inc.
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Mindfulness, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Psychoeducation & Information, Assessments/Screening, Gratitude
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it On: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web
Report Format: Emailed Report
Report Includes: Engagement, Outcomes
Connects To: EAP, Healthcare ProviderSocial, Other Tools
Tech Support: Email, Phone
Compliance: Collects Identifiable Data, Data Deletion Upon Request, HIPAA Compliant, 42 CFR Compliant
In a study published in 2019, 500 adults with mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression were recruited from in-app onboarding to participate in a randomized waitlist controlled trial of Pacifica. Study participants used the app for 1 month, with no level of use required, closely mimicking real-world app usage. Participants in the active condition demonstrated significantly greater decreases in depression, anxiety, and stress and increases in self-efficacy. Participants who completed relatively more thought record exercises sustained improvements in their symptoms through the 2-month follow-up to a greater degree than those who completed fewer. (Moberg, C., Niles, A., & Beermann, D. 2019. https://www.jmir.org/2019/6/e12556/)
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