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The Panic Program Review

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Credibility

Credibility

2.22 / 5.00

Overall Score: 4/9

Research Base: 0/3
Research Funding: 0/2
Proposed Intervention: 3/3
Clinical Input in Development:  1/1

Rating Date: March 2018

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User Experince

User Experience

3.58 / 5.00

Engagement: 2.70 Functionality: 4.33 Aesthetics: 2.83 Information: 4.43 Subjective quality score: 3.25 Perceived impact score: 3.42 Rating date: August 2016 Rated by: Queensland University

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Transparency

Transparency

Unacceptable

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/de-identifies the entered data 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?:Yes

Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can use the app WITHOUT entering identifiable information, 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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Professional Reviews

Professional Review

Not Yet Available

The Panic Center, and its course The Panic Program, offers a web-based program designed to provide users and clinicians with a suite of tools to address the symptoms of panic disorder. Based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, The Panic Program offers skills training and education that can be useful in the treatment of panic disorder. The Panic Center also hosts and moderates a support group for users that can be used for immediate, around-the-clock support. While The Panic Program is designed to be used alongside more traditional treatments (such as medications or psychotherapy), it can also be useful for individuals who do not have access to these services.

Technical Details

Available for: Computers (PCs and Macs) and mobile devices
Developer: Evolution Health Systems Inc.
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted Conditions: 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

The company’s research page: http://www.evolutionhs.com/Publications.html

Farvolden, P., Denisoff, E., Selby, P., Bagby, R.M., & Rudy, L. (2005). Usage and longitudinal effectiveness of a Web-based self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program for panic disorder. Journal of Internet Medical Research, 7(1), e7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1550639/

  • Studied an earlier version of the currently available product.
  • “At the end of session 12 the remaining users reported a significant reduction in the number and severity of panic attacks and interference in daily life due to panic attacks.”

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