|Stroke Riskometer||By AUT Enterprises Limited|
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What does the app do?
The Stroke Riskometer app is for anyone wanting to calculate their risk of stroke and understand and track stroke-related risk factors. This is a simple app that calculates the user's risk of stroke within the next 5 or 10 years based on a number of risk factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, lifestyle and other health factors. Useful features include:
- Videos addressing topics such as what is a stroke, what are the causes of stroke, smoking, diet and nutrition.
- Goal menu that allows users to set up reminders with notifications for lifestyle changes such as stop smoking, increase physical activity, improve diet, reduce weight, reduce stress and reduce alcohol intake.
The app also provides information about the key signs of a stroke, risk factors that are applicable to the individual and ability to track relevant risk factors (eg, diet and exercise) and the overall risk score. Users are prompted to choose whether they want to allow their data to be used in a research study into stroke risk and prevention. Users can save, track or share their results. For a more detailed description of the app, see App Store(external link) or App website(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
|✔ Mostly easy to use
✔ Risk factors are separated into lifestyle factors that you can change such as diet, exercise and those risk factors that you cannot change such as age
✔ Gives risk of stroke compared to someone without any contributing risk factors
✔ Useful pictures explaining the signs and symptoms of a stroke
✔ User can click an information icon that explains terms such as what constitutes a serving of fresh fruit and/or vegetables, the definition of regular exercise, etc.
✔ Users can use this information to facilitate targeted discussions with their healthcare providers.
✘ Scroll ruler to choose age, weight, height etc is not easy to use
✘ Although the app has many language options, Te Reo and Pasifika languages are not available.
- May 2022; Version 2.1.1; Apple iOS
- September 2016; Version 3.1; Android
Stroke Riskometer website(external link)
Parmar P, Krishnamurthi R, Ikram MA, Hofman A, et al. The Stroke Riskometer(TM) App – validation of a data collection tool and stroke risk predictor(external link) Int J Stroke. 2015 Feb;10(2):231-44.
Dubey D, Amritphale A, Sawhney A, et al. Smart phone applications as a source of information on stroke(external link) J Stroke 2014 May;16(2):86-90.
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