An app that is aimed at anyone wanting to calculate their risk of stroke.
|Stroke Riskometer||By AUT Enterprises Limited|
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|Cost||Free for basic version or NZD $4.99 for pro version
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What does the app do?
This is a simple app that calculates the user's risk of stroke within the next 5 or 10 years based on a number of risk factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, lifestyle and other health factors. The app also provides information about the key signs of a stroke. Users are prompted to choose whether they want to allow their data to be used in a research study into stroke risk and prevention. The pro version allows users to save or share their results and provides more information about stroke and stroke risk. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or App website and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
|✔ Mostly easy to use
✔ Risk factors are separated into lifestyle factors that you can change such as diet, exercise and those risk factors that you cannot change such as age
✔ Gives risk of stroke compared to someone without any contributing risk factors
✔ Useful pictures explaining the signs and symptoms of a stroke
✔ User can click an information icon that explains terms such as what constitutes a serving of fresh fruit and/or vegetables, the definition of regular exercise, etc.
✘ Scroll ruler to choose age, weight, height etc is not easy to use
Privacy and security
Date of review: September 2016
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 3.1
Download size: 51 MB
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Parmar P, Krishnamurthi R, Ikram MA, Hofman A, et al. The Stroke Riskometer(TM) App: validation of a data collection tool and stroke risk predictor. Int J Stroke. 2015 Feb;10(2):231-44.
Dubey D, Amritphale A, Sawhney A, et al. Smart phone applications as a source of information on stroke. J Stroke. 2014 May;16(2):86-90.
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