Developed in co-operation with Oulu University Hospital as a part of Indemand program. Paincarer is easy-to-use and reliable way to record and evaluate chronic pain experiences.
Manage your pain experience
PainCARER is a mobile application for pain self-assessment. The application is a tool for patients suffering from pain to record and assess their pain events. Pain records can be easily viewed and shared with health care professionals. It also includes a library of drug-free pain treatment methods and local treatment providers. The app is designed to be user friendly and easy to use tool for all users suffering from chronic pain.
Benefits to users
Identify pain areas
Identify pain areas along with other swollen or numb areas by painting them on the model.
Evaluate your pain
Evaluate the severity and type of pain as well as describing external factors affecting your pain experiences.
You can follow your progress you make through the calendar tab.
Documenting pain often enables you to follow progress and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments or lifestyle changes on your pain experiences.
Create and share pain reports
Create and share your desired pain reports with medical experts.
Frequently Asked Questions
By tracking your pain events you get long term record of your pain history. This history data helps you to communicate with your doctor about your experiences. Making self-assessments of your pain events increases feeling of control of your pain.
Tailored reports can be created within PainCARER app. After finishing the report, you can share it with your health care experts. By selecting from different sharing options on your mobile device e.g. e-mail. We recommend using secured email services for sending reports.
Mobile devices are usually with you wherever you are, so it is easy to access when an pain event starts. It stores the information in the format that is easy to keep track on. No more written papers and drawings that are lost or do not have enough information on them.
Pain event can be recorded after the pain event, but for getting authentic pain record you can use voice input. Bodies tend to forget pain events, so it is important to record pain during the event or right after it.
The app can be downloaded from Google Play and App Store.
Hospitals and heath care units can provide mobile application for pain self-assessment as part of their treatment. In that case health care professionals can provide registration codes for limited time free use of the app for the patient. Alternatively, you can buy the license from Google Play and App Store.
Yes, by selecting the right records from the information management view.