CatchMyPain - Pain Diary


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CatchMyPain - Pain Diary

Available on:



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Supported languages:

English / French / German / Spanish

Cost:

Free. Various in app purchases

A diary of pain felt by the user, to help explain the pain to doctors.

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Languages

English / French / German / Spanish

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with one of these languages

Cost

Free. Various in app purchases

Developer

Sanovation AG; Software Evolution and Architecture Lab (SEAL) Gruppe, Instituts für Informatik, Universität Zürich
(Based in Switzerland)
http://www.sanovation.com/

Funder

Förderagentur für Innovation des Bundes, Kommission für Technologie und Innovation (KTI), Switzerland; Hasler Stiftung, Switzerland

Medical Adviser

Klinikien Valens, Klinik für Rheumatologie und internistische Rehabilitation, Universität Zürich, Switzerland

Features

Improving communication Improving communication
Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Self-monitoring Self-monitoring
Trackers Trackers
Information Information

Summary

A pain diary that allows the user to create colour-coded drawings of the location and intensity of the pain. Comments can be added. Details recorded include the time of the pain, the 'quality' of the pain (for example, sharp, or hot), and the user's overall happiness at the time of the pain. Graphs express the course of the pain's progression or withdrawal. The pain diary can be emailed to family, friends or healthcare providers, or saved as a PDF. A 'Pro' version is available for £2.49 [approximately Є2.95; $4.05], which allows the exchange of best practice with other patients.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Living With Fibromyalgia - Online Support Group, USA
Review: "An app that acts as a pain diary. I've found it to be incredibly useful in tracking possible cycles, and in remembering important days of pain (and possible causes). I'm finding it to be an invaluable resource. You can rate your pain, do colour-coded mapping on a human form to mark out where your pain is, and its severity, and detail specific things going on. They've also included a way now to send that information to your physician(s), if you so choose. When you've completed entries, it will chart them, so you are able to detect, for example, if a new medication is helping or not, or if a stressful event caused more damage than you would hope."
Source: http://bit.ly/1edoHmy
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1edoKi7
Reviewer: Pain UK
Review: "A new app aimed at helping people give their doctors a more detailed picture of their ‘pain story’.  It enables people to keep a record of their pain through drawings and inputting information, capturing the intensity of the pain, when it usually happens, and where. This information can be passed to the doctor at the next appointment, and provide them with a clearer picture of the pain their patient is suffering from. Further, the makers hope that its use will lead to new insights in the pain field. An algorithm analyses the pain stories of different users around the world, to identify ‘clusters’ of similar patients, which could allow conclusions to be drawn about the most probable diagnosis and best treatment."
Source: http://bit.ly/1edpdRj
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1edpdRx
Reviewer: Person living with fibromyalgia and pernicious anaemia, UK
Review: “CatchMyPain is a great app. I can track my pain by adding points on my body map that are colour coded, and can add mood and stress, and I can add comments. It saves all data, has no adverts, and I can email the diary to my GP. There is an option to upgrade the app for more features [Pro version].”
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Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

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