An app for people with chronic pain who want to track their pain and join an online community of others with chronic pain.
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|CatchMyPain - Pain Diary||By Sanovation|
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|Cost||Free (paid upgrade)
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What does the app do?
This app allows you to keep track of your pain by recording its location, intensity, description, duration and effect. Once you have at least 3 pain entries, the app generates a pain chart (after a couple of hours), where you can see the course of your pain. You can record events or circumstances that increase or ease your pain. The app has an online community for support, advice and to share experiences. The paid upgrade version of the app promises tracking of fatigue and stress, and a weather feature, which based on the time of your entry and current location, the weather conditions are integrated in your pain entry. The app collects anonymized data from entries for research. For a more detailed description of the app, see iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ Using a body figure or avatar, users can easily map their pain location and intensity.
✘ Does not include information on pain and self-management options.
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Date of review: November 2017
Platform reviewed: Android
Practical Apps 9: chronic pain
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