Charity launches new arthritis tracking app for young people to use in healthcare appointments
Versus Arthritis, a national charity formed in 2018 following a merger of Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK, has launched a new app to make healthcare appointments easier for young people called the ‘Arthritis Tracker for Teens’.
Developed in conjunction with young people with arthritis, the app helps people to track their condition and how they’re feeling as well as find information, advice, and local support.
Arthritis Tracker for Teens enables people to monitor their daily symptoms, like pain and energy levels, and the app then creates a simple summary showing how many good or bad days the person has had recently.
According to the charity, it is difficult for people to remember all the details about their condition or summarise their side effects and symptoms in a few sentences. The Arthritis Tracker for Teens aims to solve this issue by helping young people monitor their condition to then relay it to their healthcare professional during an appointment.
The helpful tool also provides easy-to-read summaries about the person’s arthritis and gives them hints on what to tell the healthcare professional during their check-up. Additionally, the app encourages positive habits to help improve their condition such as staying active.
Alongside the tracking aspect, people can get information and advice through the app about living with the condition and discover information about events happening in the UK for young people with arthritis. Users can also connect with other young people by browsing social media groups.
Now, Versus Arthritis is looking for feedback from users and healthcare professionals about the app to flag any issues or to hear about how the tool could be improved.
Arthritis Tracker for Teens is available for download from the Apple Store (for iPhone users) and Google Play Store (for Android Users).https://thiis.co.uk/charity-launches-new-arthritis-tracking-app-for-young-people-to-use-in-healthcare-appointments/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/arthritis-tracker-1.jpg?fit=900%2C506&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/arthritis-tracker-1.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Sector NewsThird Sectorarthritis,arthritis advice,arthritis app,arthritis charity,Arthritis Tracker for Teens,Versus ArthritisVersus Arthritis, a national charity formed in 2018 following a merger of Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK, has launched a new app to make healthcare appointments easier for young people called the ‘Arthritis Tracker for Teens’.Developed in conjunction with young people with arthritis, the app helps people to...Sarah SarsbySarah Sarsbysarah@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine