Rheumatoid Arthritis Care App The potential for digital interventions has long been recognized in RA, and this App now provides a viable solution for patients at scale to use and benefit from.
Fully customizable You can decide which of the patient reported outcome surveys you would like to include. We have included three options which you can choose from, or develop your own.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that affects joints and other parts of the body. RA typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joint, while stiffness often worsens following rest. Very often, the hands and wrist are affected, with the same joints involved on each side of the body. RA may also affect other parts of the body which could cause low red blood cell count, lung inflammation, inflammation around the heart. Fever and low energy may also be present. Often, symptoms come on gradually over weeks to months.
Validity and measurement precision of the PROMIS physical function item bank and a content validity-driven 20-item short form in rheumatoid arthritis compared with traditional measures.
The PROMIS physical function item bank demonstrated excellent measurement properties in RA. A content-driven 20-item short form may be a useful tool for assessing physical function in RA. A survey that is similar to this instrument is included in the app. License of the official instrument can be obtained from the instrument owner.
Psycho-educational interventions in the treatment of arthritis.
Psycho-educational interventions are a useful additional modality in the management of rheumatic diseases and may improve treatment effects and patient quality of life. This app includes many educational interventions, accessible through mobile phone.
A randomized two-year study of the effects of dynamic strength training on muscle strength, disease activity, functional capacity, and bone mineral density in early rheumatoid arthritis.
Randomized controlled trial that showed - Regular dynamic strength training combined with endurance-type physical activities improves muscle strength and physical function, but not bone mineral density, in patients with early RA, without detrimental effects on disease activity. This app reflects this finding.
Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity measures: American College of Rheumatology recommendations for use in clinical practice.
Anderson J, Caplan L, Yazdany J, Robbins ML, Neogi T, Michaud K, Saag KG, O'Dell JR, Kazi S
A simple, useful clinical scale, the PAS or PAS-II, can be formed by the use of common clinical variables. It is well correlated with and relevant to a wide range of clinical variables. This scale should be useful for comparative studies, clinical care, and regulatory documentation. This survey is included in this app. Official survey can be licensed from owner.