Personal Zen is an Apple™ app designed to help users reduce anxiety. It tasks users with playing a simple game that helps shift attention away from fears and anxiety. According to the developers, playing this game over time can lead to a long-lasting ability to reduce anxiety in stressful situations. This can be helpful to individuals (with or without a diagnosed anxiety disorder) who need a brief, calming distraction from their troubles.


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Credibility

Overall Score: 3.95/5.00

Total score: 11/14

subscores
Basis of research: 1/3
Source of funding for the research: 2/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 2/3
Number of consumer ratings: 3/3
Product advisory support:  1/1
Software support:  2/2

date of rating: June 2016


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User Experience

Objective Quality Score: 3.77/5.00

Subscale scores:
Engagement: 3.30
Functionality: 4.88
Aesthetics: 3.33
Information: 3.58

Subjective quality score: 1.88

Perceived impact score: 1.33

Rating date: August 2016
Rated by: Queensland University

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Available for: Apple™ devices
Company: Personal Zen, LLC
Classification: general
Targeted conditions: Stress & Anxiety
Target demographic: Adolescents and Adults
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English Language version available: No
Where to get it: iTunes