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Stress Gym Review

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1.45 / 5.00

Overall Score: 3/9

Research Base: 0/3
Research Funding: 0/2
Proposed Intervention: 2/3
Product advisory support: 1/1

Rating Date: March 2018

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User Experience

3.45 / 5.00

Engagement: 2.10 Functionality: 4.50 Aesthetics: 3.00 Information: 4.22 Subjective quality score: 3.00 Perceived impact score: 3.17 Rating date: August 2016 Rated by: Queensland University

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Stress Gym is a web-based educational program that provides information and suggested techniques for managing stress, worry, and negative moods. Organized in 8 modules, users can complete each section at their own pace (users are advised to print out any finished materials because the website cannot yet store data) and revisit any area at any time for additional practice. Stress Gym may be a useful aid for individuals struggling with mild-to-moderate problems or those who are looking to learn more about managing problems in daily living. However, this program does not appear to have been revised for some time, and users should be cautious when using programs without security updates.

Technical Details

Available for: Computers (PCs and Macs) and Mobile Devices
Developer: The University of Michigan Depression Center
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on: Online

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Stress Gym

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