What is this?
Differences in interpretation of pain can be detrimental to providing an appropriate treatment plan or to making a proper diagnosis. iPain Communicator is an iOS research application designed to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare professionals. The application incorporates secure surveys for patients and healthcare professionals. These surveys allow for comparison of pain interpretations between healthcare professionals and patients.
The application has other advantages as well. Changes in blood pressure, heart rate, pain level, and range of motion can be recorded as the patient continues to use the application. The application then graphs the entered values, allowing patients to visually see how their symptoms have changed over time. In addition, the application can also store a medication win-trol list on the mobile device. This application is designed to be a tool for better communication in the healthcare setting.
Who are we?
This project is being conducted by a group of medical students at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Michigan. We originally conducted a similar study at a local pain clinic. The results revealed discrepancies between how patients calculate pain scale values and how health care providers have interpreted the scale in the past.
We wanted to see if our findings were correct using a larger population. To do this superdrol, we decided to build an iOS application for Apple products. We built the application using ResearchKit and CareKit coding. We then had Vanderbilt’s REDCap team build a bridge to securely transfer our data to the university’s REDCap server. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Our surveys and applications do not collect any information that would identify you. In addition, the only information that is securely transferred to Proviron’s database is what you enter in the survey. We do not look at any information in your pill diary or symptom calendar.
The information collected in the survey is your year of birth, city and state, and the symptoms you are suffering from. If there is a question you do not wish to answer, you may skip that question. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Where is the app?
This application is available from Apple’s App Store; search for “iPain Communicator”. This application is free for everyone. However, it is only available in the United States.
When you download the application, you will be prompted to create a four-digit password to keep your information secure. You will also be presented with a consent form for the survey portion of the application. You will also be presented with a consent form for the survey portion of this application.
The Patient and the Medical Professional
The only way to properly determine if pain is being properly measured is to hear from both the patient and the physician.
To this end, the application includes questionnaires for patients and for healthcare professionals.