patientMpower & ILFA collaboration

 
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In collaboration with the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association, we are looking for volunteers to test an electronic health diary which we have. If you take part, you would use the app for about a month and then answer a questionnaire to give your feedback. In this survey, you can, if you wish, measure breathing tests at home using a small spirometer which will record the breathing test information directly in the app.

The patientMpower app works on any smartphone or tablet device (like an iPad). The idea is that you will use your mobile phone to keep a diary of symptoms and other factors related to your lung health. For example, you can keep track of the number of steps you take each day or your level of breathlessness. If you use the spirometer as part of this survey, the breathing test information will be recorded. The app can also be used as a reminder to take your medicines each day.

When attending clinic appointments, it may be useful to have this type of information to hand so that you can tell the doctor or nurse about issues that may have been troubling you.

The good news is that it is all free and if you like the patientMpower app you can keep using it for as long as you want. If you decide to use the spirometer, you may also keep it if you wish.

So if you have a smartphone or iPad-type device and would like to take part in this survey please contact the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association at 086 871 5264 or e-mail info@ilfa.ie for an information pack. If you have technical questions, feel free us here at patientMpower at 01 903 8558 or e-mail

by Eamonn Costello

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