Stress Autism Mate (SAM)

58 reviews
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About this app

SAM supports people with autism in dealing with daily experienced stress.

Stress Autism Mate (SAM) App is a scientifically based, personalized application created for and by people with autism spectrum disorder. The app was developed by GGz Centraal in co-creation with clients with autism and in collaboration with the research organization TNO.

With SAM you can:
• Fill out a questionnaire 2 to 4 times a day
• Based on these questionnaires, determine your current stress level
(SAM uses a scientifically validated algorithm for this)
• Get an overview of the moments and your daily activities that go well and those that go less well
• Get tips to reduce your stress at any time of the day
• Enter your own tips or try those of others

But also:
• Use the diary to write down your thoughts and feelings
• Customize the settings so that the application suits you well
• Discuss your weekly overview with a friend, loved one or practitioner (but only if you want to, you are in control)

SAM, against the stress of today and tomorrow.

Do you have feedback or questions? Let us know! We want to keep improving SAM. E-mail:
Updated on
Oct 3, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Health and fitness, and Messages
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

55 reviews
Ilze Dienava-Verdoold
March 29, 2023
It's not very accurate, for instance I had an event that's usually pretty stressful for me but in the end it still didn't change anything in the overall stress levels. App is also missing something where you could fill in if you're sick or in pain that calculates towards the overall stress - there's not much on the physical contributors to stress in the app. And the antistress tips are very generic and not fitting situation. Plus the short availability frames for question list.
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Ggz Centraal
May 3, 2023
Dear Ilze, thank you for the review. The questions are validated to reliably (95%) calculate stress levels. Our scientific research showed that physical factors indeed don't relate strongly to stress and that people are very capable of thinking how to lower their stress levels. The app also encourages you to fill in your own stress tips. -SAM
Mackenzie Schoon
October 3, 2023
The app doesn't seem to point to any place where one can submit feedback. It's Sudoku, not soduku.
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Ggz Centraal
October 3, 2023
Dear Mackenzie Schoon, thank you for your remark. We corrected the spelling of sudoko. You can provide us with input through our e-mailaddress: Your input is very valuable to us. - Best regards SAM
Myrthe Dieren
October 14, 2023
The app only shows a white screen
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Ggz Centraal
October 25, 2023
Dear Myrthe, recently we fixed a bug which led to a white screen when using the SAM app at some specific devices. Could you please check if you are using the latest version of the app? You can update the app via the Play Store. If this does not help, please send an e-mail to, so we can help you furhter - Best regards SAM

What's new

In deze release is een bug verholpen m.b.t. de vragenlijst tijdstippen, bij gebruik van de app in het Engels. Ook worden persoonlijke tips niet meer als wit-regel getoond bij switchen naar een andere taal.

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