My Kidneys, My Health app

An app to learn more about managing kidney disease.

My Kidneys, My Health By Kidney Health Australia
Features
  • Education and information
  • Online community
Clinical review
User reviews

(0 reviews)  Rate this app

Get the app from App website            Google Play          iTunes or
Cost Free

What does the app do?

This app is a collection of resources to help people better manage their kidney disease. The app has 3 main sections, which are colour-coded:

  • Blue - detect: this section has information about understanding kidney disease and how it is diagnosed.
  • Green - prevent: this section has information on ways to slow down or stop kidney damage.
  • Yellow - support: this section has tips on how to help yourself and how others can help you.

In addition the app has links to a variety of resources and factsheets, a dictionary explaining complex medical terms and a FAQ (frequently asked questions) section. For the complete app description, go to the app website , Google Play or  iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

PROS CONS 

✔ Interactive and largely accurate information about chronic kidney disease with a few quizzes.

✔ Has links to external resources (but these are Australian specific).

✘  There are several errors of omission. There is no information on statins, aspirin, anaemia, influenza and pneumococcal vaccination, and potassium among other topics. There is only passing mention of dialysis and other renal replacement therapies.

✘ For the topics that are covered, they were generally correct, however there were a few inaccuracies: 
 * Normal eGFR is widely defined as above 60, and this is the cutoff used on laboratory results. This app calls an eGFR of 60 being at 60% of normal with 100 being 100% of normal.
* The app uses their own version of chronic kidney disease classification which is based on the KDIGO criteria. They should have just used the proper KDIGO criteria which is what patients will encounter.
* The section on haematuria says it is caused by menstruation and tumours. There is actually a long list of causes.

✘ There is no mention of there being renal physician input and assessing the content, it appears unlikely.

✘ There were several typographic errors.

✘ The blood pressure section uses brand names for medicines rather than the generic names

Privacy and security

No login is required and the app is not password protected. The app has a privacy policy. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.

Review details

Date of review: March 2019
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 1.1
Size: 19.45 MB
Updated on: May 2016