3.6 out of 5
Clinician connectivity/personalized meal log/ free.
Complicated for the first-time user.
Recovery Record is a program that is mostly suited for users in the recovery process from eating disorders, designed to be an adjunct to treatment. The program provides a professional, personalized and detailed meal log that could offer a good solution to the long process of recovery. The program’s overall approach is supportive and reassuring, as reflected in the constant and various ways users are encouraged to use the program, have their spirits lifted, and access support. Using the program as part of ongoing treatment adds an additional layer of close supervision and handholding. On the down side, Recovery Record is somewhat complicated, and for the first-time user, not all of the program’s features are easily and intuitively reachable. A clear tutorial leading the user through the various features and a better layout could prevent the initial confusion. Furthermore, while the current feature of viewing others’ activities seems to be quite helpful, additional features embedding social/peer support could benefit the users.
Notes for Clinicians
Recovery Record could be mostly beneficial, as described, as a supplement to ongoing treatment for patients in the recovery process from different eating disorders. Clinicians that use the program can track one or several patients’ daily reports and send messages through the program. Having the information documented in real time allows clinicians to follow patients’ progress closely and assess their compliance with therapeutic goals; this enables discussion and adjustment in the subsequent session.
Thursday, July 6, 2017