The CORE Library gives you quick access to key information that can help you answer patient questions and find the most appropriate app. This information is made available in different tabs
- Overview: This tab allows you to identify health conditions assumed by the application developer, and compare these conditions to those recommended by our team of clinicians. Let your patient know if the application was developed in collaboration with a healthcare professional and thus help build their confidence in the tool. Finally, the description written by our clinicians allows you to quickly understand what the application consists of, without even opening it!
- Evidence: This tab allows you to quickly identify if the application has been the subject of an evaluation of its effectiveness, usability, acceptability and feasibility. Being trained to look for evidence-based information and treatments, healthcare professionals can favor applications that have undergone a scientific validation process and clinical trials.
- Clinical: This tab identifies the main clinical components of the application. Through our research-based review process (McKay, Slykerman, & Dunn, 2019), you can easily identify if the app contains the features and elements that can promote behavior change in your patient. A researcher also documents the main features, allowing you to concretely explain to your patient what the application allows and what it does not! For instance, if you want to access your patient’s data, you should consider looking for apps with the “Share their data outside the app”.
By browsing the tabs, you can obtain more details on an item of information at any time by hovering over the symbol (?) with your cursor!
McKay, F. H., Slykerman, S., & Dunn, M. (2019). The app behavior change scale: creation of a scale to assess the potential of apps to promote behavior change. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 7(1), e11130.