ClinTouch is an app for mobile devices that helps users keep track of their psychotic symptoms. By asking users to rate their experience several times a day, ClinTouch provides real-time illness management solutions. Users have the opportunity to draw connections between triggers and symptoms, as well as get assistance in remembering to take medications. ClinTouch also tracks users over time so that early signs of relapse can be recognized sooner, enabling them to seek additional support and intervention.
Total score: 8/14
Basis of research: 1/3
Source of funding for the research: 2/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 3/3
Number of consumer ratings: 1/3
Product advisory support: 1/1
Software support: unknown
date of rating: June 2016
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Available for: Mobile devices
Targeted conditions: Schizophrenia
Target demographic: Adolescents and adults
Special provider necessary: No, but recommended
Non-English language version available: Not yet
Where to get it: http://www.clintouch.com (product is still under development)
Below is a list of some of the published research supporting this product. Click the links if you are interested in reading the full articles (unfortunately, you may need to pay for some of them).
Palmier-Claus, J.E., Ainsworth, J., Machin, M., Barrowclough, C., Dunn, G., Barkus, E., Rogers, A., Wykes, T., Kapur, S., Buchan, I., Salter, E., Lewis, S.W. (2012). The feasibility and validity of ambulatory self-report of psychotic symptoms using a smartphone software application. BMC Psychiatry, 12, 172. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-172
- “Ambulatory monitoring of symptoms several times daily using smartphone software applications represents a feasible and valid way of assessing psychotic phenomena for research and clinical management purposes.”