Apps are reviewed on three metrics: Credibility, User Experience, and Data Transparency.
- The Credibility Score is a measure of the research support and clinical expertise backing an app or digital tool. This measure aims to give users an idea of how likely it is that it will work and lead to mental health benefits.
- Apps are scored based on the level of research support they have, the level of expert clinical input in their development, and how specific the intervention the app proposes is.
- User Experience:
- “User Experience”, sometimes referred to as just UX, is the overall experience of using an app in terms of how easy and engaging it is to use.
- The Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) is used to assess the quality of the user experience of apps on engagement, functionality, aesthetics, and information.
- Data Transparency:
- Transparency scores relate to information regarding an apps’ data storage and collection policies and how readily available this information is to users. We believe that developers should be as transparent as possible with privacy information so that users can be fully informed of how their data is used and stored.
More information on these rating scales can be found on the One Mind PsyberGuide website
Additional App Review Resources: MindApps.org is an online database that offers interactive searching across 105 data elements for each app, and currently features over 600 mental health related apps. MindApps does not recommend but rather is designed to offer information towards informed decision making.
Additional App Review Resources
MindApps.org is an online database that offers interactive searching across 105 data elements for each app, and currently features over 600 mental health related apps. MindApps does not recommend any app but rather is designed to offer information towards informed decision making.
Mental Health App News
In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift, California Healthline.com, June 21, 2021. ADAA member Dr. Stephen Schueller featured.
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