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CBT-i Coach is designed for those who are experiencing symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits. It is also suitable for people already engaging in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) with a health provider, The app provides education about CBT-i and healthy sleep habits while the “My Tools” page includes tips and activities the user can do to improve their sleep. The main tool is “My Sleep” where users can enter their sleep and wake times to the “Sleep Diary” and see their progress over time.

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Overall Score: 3.21/5.00

Overall Score: 9/14

Research Base: 1/3
Research Funding: 1/2
Proposed Intervention: 3/3
Consumer Ratings: 1/3
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Software Support: 2/2

Date of Rating: November 2018

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User Experience

Objective Quality Score: 2.95/5.00

Subscale scores:
Engagement: 2.93
Functionality: 3.17
Aesthetics: 2.33
Information: 3.38

Subjective quality score: 2.00

Perceived impact score: 3.89

Rating date: March 2019
Rated by: PsyberGuide

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More Information

Available For: Requires iOS 8.2 or later; requires Android 4.4 and up
Developer: US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Cognitive Training, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: PTSD
Target Audience: Adults (especially military personnel)
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare provider: No, but recommended
Cost: Free
Get it on: Google PlayiTunes

Research on this App

In a randomized control pilot study of CBT-I Coach, 18 participants received cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). The participants were split into two groups; one group used the CBT-i Coach app and one did not. Outcome measures were the Insomnia Severity Index and an adherence scale. Participants using the app tracked their sleep using the app’s sleep diary and all claimed that the app was helpful. The result of adherence of the app group and non-app group were large but not statistically significant.