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Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM) is an app targetting individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety. It provides users with a symptom tracker, educational articles and external links, relaxation techniques, and additional coping skills and practice for managing anxiety. SAM also includes a “Social Cloud,” a closed social networking function that allows SAM users to share experiences, suggestions, and support.

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Credibility

Overall Score: 2.50/5.00

Overall Score: 7/14

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

Date of Rating: March 2018


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User Experience

Objective Quality Score: 4.10/5.00

Subscale scores:
Engagement: 3.60
Functionality: 4.25
Aesthetics: 4.17
Information: 4.38

Subjective quality score: 2.88

Perceived impact score: 3.00

Rating date: August 2016
Rated by: Queensland University


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Transparency

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Does the app have a privacy policy?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell
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 7.0 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up
Developer: University of the West of England
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare provider: No
Cost: Free
Get it on: Google PlayiTunes

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Self-Help for Anxiety Management

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Symptom Trackers Work
How Mindfulness Works
How Psychoeducation Works