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MoodKit is an app designed to help users experiencing depression. Based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), MoodKit offers users a variety of tools to support the user. First, there are wellness activities that fall into one of five categories: Productivity, Social, Enjoyment, Physical, and Healthy Habits. Moodkit can guide the user through challenging problematic thoughts and provides space for tracking symptoms. Finally, there is a journal for users to record important events or information for easy access in the future.

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Credibility

Overall Score: 3.57/5.00

Overall Score: 10/14

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

Date of Rating: February 2018


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User Experience

Objective Quality Score: 3.89/5.00

Subscale scores:
Engagement: 3.70
Functionality: 4.13
Aesthetics: 3.83
Information: 3.92

Subjective quality score: 3.25

Perceived impact score: 3.00

Rating date: August 2016
Rated by: Queensland University


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Transparency

Overall Score: Acceptable

Overall Score: Accceptable
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?: Yes
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?: Yes
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes

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More Information

Available For: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.;
Developer: ThrivePort, LLC
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English

Cost: $4.99
Get it on: iTunes

Research on this App

In a randomized controlled trial, 226 participants were randomized to either a waitlist control or one of three apps: MoodMission, MoodKit, or MoodPrism. Participants were from a community sample and were 81% female, ranging in age from 18-76 yers of age (mean age 34). Compared to the control group, all app groups experienced increases in mental well-being, while MoodKit and MoodMission groups experienced decreases in depression, after 30 days of app use. The results suggest that the apps helped users increase coping self-efficacy which contributed to the results.

There are also some published case vignettes describing the benefits of utilizing Moodkit in conjunction with individual psychotherapy. Highlighted benefits reported were: regular tracking of mood symptoms, facilitation of behavioral activation through the app’s activity list, cognitive restructuring in-app support.