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FearTools – Anxiety Aid Icon
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FearTools is an app aimed to provide tools to those experiencing anxiety. The home screen is a toolbox containing six sections: Information, Test, Videos, Thought Diary, Exposure, and Breathe. Under ‘Information’, users can read information about anxiety, types, and treatments. ‘Test’ prompts the user to complete 7 questions related to anxiety symptoms, an overview of past results and an optional reminder for regular completion. The ‘Videos’ section provides youtube links for guided meditations (7-30 minutes), soothing sounds (2-11 hours), and TED Talks related to anxiety. ‘Thought Diary’ guides the user through though challenging exercises and ‘Exposure’ guides the user through exposure exercises. The final section, ‘Breathe’ is a visual breathing tool with personalizing features.

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Credibility

Overall Score: 1.42/5.00

Overall Score: 4/14

Research Base: 0/3
Research Funding: 0/2
Proposed Intervention: 3/3
Consumer Ratings: 1/3
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Software Support: 0/2

Date of Rating: March 2018


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User Experience

Objective Quality Score: 4.03/5.00

Subscale scores:
Engagement: 4.20
Functionality: 4.38
Aesthetics: 4.50
Information: 3.30

Subjective quality score: 3.25

Perceived impact score: 4.40

Rating date: April 2017
Rated by: University of Ulm


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Transparency

Overall Score: Questionable

Overall Score: Questionable

Does the app have a privacy policy?:Yes
Does the policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?:Yes
Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts the entered data 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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More Information

Available For: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.; Android 4.1 and up
Developer: MoodTools
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Mindfulness, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on: Google Play

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of FearTools – Anxiety Aid

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