An app aimed at people who think they may have arthritis.
|Note: This app appears to no longer be available in the New Zealand app stores.|
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What does the app do?
This app has a screening tool and a series of questions for the 'detection' of arthritis. It provides a description of the different types of arthritis (such as gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis) and the treatment options for each such medication, exercise, diet and nutrition.
|✔ Simple design, concise, easy to understand information.
✔ Information includes self-care advice, gives "red flag" symptoms or features for each type of arthritis to suggest urgent review by a doctor.
✔ Helps user to analyse their symptoms and could lead to seeing their doctor for assessment.
|✘ Dangerous to rely on an app for diagnosis.
✘ Not all medications are available in New Zealand.
✘ Information is very brief — an introduction only.
Privacy and security
Date of review: July 2016
Platform reviewed: Apple
Download size: 17.1 MB
This app has been reviewed by other independent websites: ArthritisID my health apps
The following references relate to articles about apps for arthritis.
- Grainger R, Townsley H, White B, et al. Apps for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis to Monitor Their Disease Activity: A Review of Apps for Best Practice and Quality. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Feb 21;5(2):e7.
- Majeed-Ariss R, Baildam E, Campbell M, et al. Apps and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Adolescents' Use of Mobile Phone and Tablet Apps That Support Personal Management of Their Chronic or Long-Term Physical Conditions. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Dec 23;17(12):e287.
- Nishiguchi S, Ito H, Yamada M, Yoshitomi H, et al. Self-assessment tool of disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis by using a smartphone application. Telemed J E Health. 2014 Mar;20(3):235-40.
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