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What Apps are Available for Chronic Disease Management?

What Apps are Available for Chronic Disease Management?

Many studies have found that mobile apps can assist patients with chronic diseases like epilepsy. A recent research article published in the journal JMIR mHealth and uHealth reviewed several apps for epilepsy and how they may help people manage their epilepsy. Check out more information below:

According to the research article, epilepsy self-management apps cover one or more of the following domains:

  • Treatment Management: Help self manage treatment through things like reminders for treatments and appointments and recommendations and advice from health care providers for treatments.
  • Medication Adherence: Help establish a medication list, including the dose and time the medication is taken, a reminder to take the medication and an alert when the prescription needed to be refilled.
  • Health Care Communication: Enable reports to be sent to health care provider(s) and help the patient and health care provider(s) to monitor side effects related to epilepsy.
  • Seizure Tracking: Enable recording of seizures including the time the seizure took place, how long the seizure lasted, the seizure type, frequency, triggers and auras and video recordings.
  • Seizure Response: Feature seizure first aid instructions, including how to help someone having a seizure and when to call 911. Also allows alert messages to be sent to caregivers with GPS location either during the aura stage or following a seizure.
  • Safety: Provide instructions how to avoid risks that are detrimental to people living with epilepsy.
  • Wellness: Provide wellness-related information such as exercise and diet, including food tracking to help identify associations with seizure activity
  • Social Support: Provide stories relating to epilepsy from others living with epilepsy and allow people to share their stories or get advice from others.
  • Coping and Stress Management: Provide information on managing stress, coping skills and relaxation exercises to help prevent seizures.
  • Proactivity: Provides advice on how to avoid situations or things that might cause seizures.

What Epilepsy Self-Management Apps Are Available?

The research article conducted a review on several epilepsy self-management apps that are available on either Android or iOS or both. If you are interested in downloading one or more of these apps, please see below for more information:

Available on both Android and iOS:

  • Seizure Log
    • Download on iOS here
    • Download on Android here
  • My Seizure Diary
    • Download on iOS here
    • Download on Android here
  • Epilepsy Ireland Diary App
    • Download on iOS here
    • Download on Android here
  • Seizure First Aide
    • Download on iOS here
    • Download on Android here
  • Birdhouse – for Epilepsy
    • Download on iOS here
    • Download on Android here
  • EpApp
    • Download on iOS here
    • Download on Android here
  • Helpilepsy – Epilepsy Assistant & Diary
    • Download on iOS here
    • Download on Android here

Available on Android only:

  • Epilepsy Journal
    • Download on Android here
  • Epilepsy Diary
    • Download on Android here
  • Simple Seizure
    • Download on Android here
  • Win Over Epilepsy
    • Download on Android here

Available on iOS only:

  • E-Epilepsy Inclusion
    • Download on iOS here
  • ElFY Epilepsy
    • Download on iOS here
  • Epi & Me 2
    • Download on iOS here
  • M.E.
    • Download on iOS here

For more information on epilepsy self-management apps, you can read the research article here.

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