Developing and Evaluating JIApp: Acceptability and Usability of a Smartphone App System to Improve Self-Management in Young People With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

@inproceedings{Cai2017DevelopingAE,
  title={Developing and Evaluating JIApp: Acceptability and Usability of a Smartphone App System to Improve Self-Management in Young People With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis},
  author={Ran A Cai and Dominik Beste and Hema Chaplin and Socrates Varakliotis and Linda Suffield and Francesca Josephs and Debajit Sen and Lucy R Wedderburn and Yiannakis Ioannou and Stephen Hailes and Despina Eleftheriou},
  booktitle={JMIR mHealth and uHealth},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Flare-ups in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are characterized by joint pain and swelling and often accompanied with fatigue, negative emotions, and reduced participation in activities. To minimize the impact of JIA on the physical and psychosocial development and well-being of young people (YP), it is essential to regularly monitor disease activity and side effects, as well as to support self-management such as adherence to treatment plans and engagement in general health… CONTINUE READING
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