SARDAA Health Storylines

The SARDAA Health Storylines app is an illness management product for people with schizophrenia. It was developed by The Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Association of America (SARDAA), which is a nonprofit advocacy group. The app is available free of charge. The app has a variety of sections designed to help improve self-monitoring and control of illness. For example, there are sections designed to track severity of symptoms, mood ratings, health vitals (such as blood pressure, weight and pulse), appointments and journal entries. There are also sections designed to collect and organize questions for health care providers, provide general information regarding schizophrenia, and to provide guidance on when to contact others for help.

Available for: Apple and Android devices. Also available in a web-based version.
Company: Self Care Catalysts
Classification: Symptom Tracker
Targeted Condition: Schizophrenia
Target Demographic: Adults
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English language versions available: No
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Where to get it: iTunes, Google Play, web version


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PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

Total score: 5/14

subscores
Basis of research: 0/3
Source of funding for the research: 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 1/3
Number of consumer ratings: 1/3
Product advisory support: 1/1
Software support: 2/2

date of rating: June 2016

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  • Two experts rated the MARS
  • Quality scores range from 1 to 5, where 5 is the maximum score

Objective quality score: 4.11

Subscale scores:

Engagement: 3.80

Functionality: 4.13

Aesthetics: 4.00

Information: 4.50


Subjective quality score: 3.63

Perceived impact score: 2.83

 

Independently rated by the Queensland University of Technology

Date of rating: August 2016

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