PsyberGuide ratings – explanation

PsyberGuide rates the research and support basis backing the product on the following 14-point scale:

Research base

Total points:  3

  • 3 points: Strong research support for the product
  • 2 points: Some good research on the product
  • 1 point: Low quality research on the product

Research support

Total points:  2

  • 2 points: Research supported substantially by government agency or non-profit organizations
  • 1 point: Research supported primarily by for-profit organizations or combined funding sources

Proposed intervention

Total points:  3

  • 3 points: The application is designed to improve a specific condition or symptom
  • 2 points: The application is designed to help with non-specific items such as “mood” or “brain fitness”
  • 1 point: The application is designed to track and monitor items such as symptom severity or medication compliance

Consumer ratings

Total points:  3

  • 3 points: ratings exist from >50 users
  • 2 points: ratings exist from 25-50 users
  • 1 point: fewer than 25 user ratings

Product advisory support

Total points:  1

  • 1 point: Developer has an advisory board with clinical thought leader input

Software issues

Total points:  2

  • 2 points: The application has been revised within the last 12 months

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