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Symptom tracking app and telehealth tied to lupus symptom relief


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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Reuters Health - 20/11/2020 - Adults with systemic lupus erythematous may experience greater improvements in health-related quality of life when they use an app to identify dietary and lifestyle triggers paired with telehealth coaching, a small pilot study suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 50 adults with lupus to receive usual care alone or in combination with a digital therapeutic intervention delivered via the Mymee app for 16 weeks. The app asks patients to enter daily information on their symptoms and log activity and diet information, then analyzes this data to provide tips on possible triggers for worse symptoms and offers telehealth coaching to modify the behaviors. In per-protocol analysis, the 27 patients who used the app had significantly greater improvement than the 23 patients in the control group for 9 of 11 domains measured by three health-related quality of life tools: Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form (BPI-SF), Functional Assessment of Chronic Il...


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