Recovery Record app

An app for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obsessive eating disorder, binge eating disorder and compulsive eating disorder.

Recovery Record By Recovery Record
Features
  • Logging (meals, emotions, behaviours) 
  • Reminders
  • Self-monitoring
  • Education and information
  • Motivational quotes
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Available from App website            Google Play        iTunes
Cost Free

What does the app do?

This app is designed for people dealing with eating disorders. It allows users to record their meals, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Users can set customised goals and track their progress towards achieving these. It provides ‘rewards’ for goals achieved. Users also have the option to share their information with their treatment providers. Clinicians can download a matching app.
For the complete app description, go to the app website and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

PROS CONS 

✔ Supports users autonomy around establishing regular eating patterns.

✔ Designed specifically for eating disorder recovery. Focuses on regular eating patterns rather than recording information around calorie intake and weight.

✔ Clinicians can correspond directly to users via the app, enabling them to provide reassurance and validation.

✔ Enables users to record the most information about a meal, food eaten, thoughts, emotions, time, hunger fullness, disordered behaviours and symptoms and environment.

✔ Allows users to set goals related to food ahead of time.

✘ Check that your health professional feels comfortable receiving your eating data in real time.

✘ For clinicians to receive data from a user they need to have and create their own recovery record account using the specific clinicians recovery app.

✘ Clinicians are required to pay a fee to enable collection of data from their users.

✘ The app  is created with a North American user group focus. The find support function is not applicable to New Zealand users.  

Privacy and security

A pin number is required to protect access to the app. The app website has a privacy policy outlining the type of information collected and that information may be shared with third parties. Read more: tips to improve your safety and security around health apps

Review details

Date of review: August 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 5.4.0
Updated on: August 2018

Learn more

This app has been reviewed by other independent websites.
Recovery Record myhealthapps.net 

References

  1. Lindgreen P, Lomborg K, Clausen L. Patient Experiences Using a Self-Monitoring App in Eating Disorder Treatment: Qualitative Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 Jun 22;6(6).
  2. Fairburn CG, Rothwell ER. Apps and eating disorders: A systematic clinical appraisal. Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Nov;48(7):1038-46.
Credits: Editorial team. Last reviewed: 30 Aug 2018