L’évaluation psychologique par le biais des applications mobiles.

Mobile technology, either through smartphones or tablets, is increasingly present in health professional practice. However, their use in psychology and neuropsychology remains limited. The main objective of this paper was to find relevant mobile applications for psychology or neuropsychology assessment with face validity for the professional or clinical practice. Exploratory searches were performed in summer and fall 2014 in Apple downloading platform, Pubmed, PsycINFO and Google. Seventeen mobile applications were considered and tested. Among them, 10 were for psychological assessment, 4 were for cognitive assessment and 3 were mixed assessment (psychological and cognitive). Descriptive analysis of these mobile applications was carried out according to several criteria (confidentiality, empirical supports, user manual, results management, etc.). This analysis highlights that there is a lack of empirically validated mobile applications in psychology and neuropsychology. Moreover, current mobile applications show important weaknesses regarding clinical practice such as data confidentiality and results accessibility after testing. Results of the descriptive analysis are presented and the strengths and limitations associated with the use of mobile applications in clinical setting are discussed in order to guide clinicians when using these assessment tools. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)