An app for people who have had a mild to moderate concussion or brain injury.
|Note: This app appears to no longer be available in the New Zealand app stores.|
|Concussion coach||By US Dept of Veterans Affairs|
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What does the app do?
This app is designed for people who have had a mild to moderate concussion or brain injury. The app is divided into 5 main sections:
- Learn: has comprehensive information about concussion including its symptoms and treatment
- Self-Assessment: enables users to track their symptoms and do a screening to ascertain the severity of the symptoms
- Manage the Moment: has a range of coping tools and symptom management options
- Build Resilience: comprises a wellness journal and goal recording
- Resources and Support: links mainly to US-based resources and supports.
Although this app, created by US Dept of Veterans Affairs, is mainly for veterans, it can be used by anyone who has had a mild to moderate concussion or brain injury. This app is best used alongside advice from a healthcare professional. For the complete app description, go to Google Play or iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ Developed by subject matter experts.
✘ Some of the educational information was a bit sparse. Of note is there was no information on concussion in its relation to sport, especially with regards to gradual return to play.
Privacy and security
The app does not appear to collect any identifiable data but Veterans Affairs does collect anonymous usage data. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.
Date of review: November 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Download size: 42.31 MB
Updated on: 28/06/2018
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