Introducing Rheumabuddy the personal RA diary

RheumaBuddy is a free app for people with RA and JIA that helps people get a better understanding of what influences the good or the bad days – and with this understanding to increase the number of good days.

The app is suitable for people over the age of 16 years to use independently. Parents and families of children with JIA can use the app with their child to help them understand the impact of symptoms on their child day to day. The pain body-map allows you to pinpoint and note specific areas of pain. You can also log sleep, exercise and hours of work or school.

It is also possible to chat with other patients and learn from their experiences.

What does RheuaBuddy do?

RheumaBuddy is an app to support you with ‘self-management’. The app helps you to gain control of your RA or JIA.

By getting a better overview and discovering patterns you can figure out what you can do to influence the disease in a more positive direction.

On top of that, the app also has a buddy function.

RheumaBuddy tracks your mood.

In an online community for users of RheumaBuddy, you can ask for help, seek advice or maybe offer to help your peers when you have a good day.

It’s your personal diary

Day by day, or when it suits, you register how you are affected by RA or JIA. As a result, you will get a better understanding of the different factors that affect the disease.

How is your day?

Use the barometer to register how you feel regarding pain, tiredness and mood. You can also use a pain map to pinpoint where on the body it hurts most.

You remember it all

Choose between written notes, sound files and pictures to document your day, that way you do not have to remember everything yourself, especially when you visit the rheumatologist.

A great overview

Use the handy Pain Map to highlight where it hurts.

The daily records result in a rewarding overview after a longer period.

For example, statistics will show you the connection between pain, mood and level of energy/activities.

Buddy Community

Safely share tips and advice with other people that have RA or JIA. For example, use the app to get a helping hand or supportive word on a bad day and give something in return on a good day.

The app helps people get a better understanding of what influences the good or the bad days – and with this understanding, increase the number of good days.

You can download the app (iPhone and Android) from the NRAS website www.nras.org.uk/rheumabuddy, or from the App Store and the Play Store.

Rheumabuddy from the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

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