To keep you updated on the go, our ‘app of the month’ highlights one free informational app every month!
Our complete grading criteria for evidence and usability are embedded in the review.
Please note that the reviewers are not healthcare professionals, and so cannot appraise the quality of any recommendations within the app. The reviews are not endorsements.
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Image Source: Spina Bifida Association. Retrieved on September 27, 2022 from: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/spina-bifida-association/id1492488550
“To provide health care providers with a tool to quickly and easily access guidelines for the care of people with Spina Bifida at any time right from their cell phones. To provide Spina Bifida patients with a tool to track their varying symptoms anywhere at any time right from their cell phones.” https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/spina-bifida-association/id1492488550
Image Source: Spina Bifida Association Retrieved on September 27, 2022 from: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/spina-bifida-association/id1492488550
Health care providers
Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading
Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries
The authors’ names and credentials, as well as in-text citations and reference list are provided with the entries. Authors’ affiliation information is on the website, not in the app.
Various types of studies are referenced, including systematic reviews, randomized controlled, guidelines, and so on. No links with the references.
Organization of information
The organization of the content in the app is quite intuitive. Users can search guidelines by keywords in the title, or browse guidelines by topic or age.
The bottom of the screen has five buttons which users can use to navigate to settings, profile, etc. To navigate to the guidelines, click the book icon.
User Account required: No
Internet connection required for use: Yes
Text search field: Yes
Browsable content: Yes
Pop-up advertisements: No
In-app purchases: No
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Requires: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch requires iOS 9.0 or later. https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/spina-bifida-association/id1492488550
Last updated (as per App store listing) : July 3, 2022
Compatible with: Android SmartPhone & Tablet
Requires: Android 4.1 and up. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spinabifida&hl=en&gl=US
Last updated (as per Google Play listing):May 22, 2020
18.2 MB for iOS (Apple); 88 MB (Android)
Spina Bifida Association
Country of Origin
Spina Bifida Association
Website: https://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/, firstname.lastname@example.org