Note: This app appears to no longer be available in the New Zealand app stores.

In-depth reviews of the Pain Diary – CatchMyPain app.

Clinical review


Jeremy Steinberg, GP, RNZCGP
Date of review: November 2017
Comments: This app is allows users to track their pain characteristics and share reports with their doctor to help with treatment and monitor progress. This app’s selling point is that you can precisely draw your pain location. Other aspects of the app are lacking in detail such as the limited questions asked during logging. It would be most helpful for logging chronic pain at the end of each day, allowing the person and their doctor to see pain trends e.g. before and after initiating a treatment. It is probably not so useful for helping your doctor with diagnosis. 
Safety concerns: Exercise caution when reading the community forum. I could not see any evidence of it being moderated by any health professionals and it is littered with misleading and incorrect statements.
New Zealand relevance: Community forum members tend to use American brand names for drugs. Drug databases are US and Swiss.    

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