Smart CAT

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Website: http://shrs-tr3.shrs.pitt.edu/smartcat/

Faculty: Bambang Parmanto

Doctoral Students: Gede Pramana

SmartCAT is an app for treating and assessing teen anxiety. The “CAT” in SmartCAT stands for Child Anxiety Treatment. Traditional clinical assessment of anxiety is limited in that it relies on the patient relaying episodes of anxiety after the episode has occurred. This type of reporting has several limitations: is highly susceptible to recall bias, and it is not effective at determining how the anxiety changes over time or in various contexts (Shiffman, 2007). Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) is a method that seeks to overcome these limitations by repeatedly sampling the patient’s anxiety, in their natural environment, as they experience their everyday lives. Similarly, Ecological Momentary Interventions (EMI) are treatments administered to patients in their natural environments as they experience their anxiety.

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