Scientific article
Open access

Impact of assessing patient-reported outcomes with mobile apps on patient–provider interaction

Published inRMD Open, vol. 7, no. 1, e001566
Publication date2021

Objective: To explore the effect of apps measuring patient-reported outcomes (PROs) on patient-provider interaction in the rheumatic diseases in an observational setting. Methods: Patients in the Swiss Clinical Quality Management in Rheumatic Diseases Registry were offered mobile apps (iDialog and COmPASS) to track disease status between rheumatology visits using validated PROs (Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Index-5 score, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index score, Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data-3 score and Visual Analogue Scale score for pain, disease activity and skin symptoms). We assessed two aspects of patient-provider interaction: shared decision making (SDM) and physician awareness of disease fluctuations. We used logistic regressions to compare outcomes among patients who (1) used an app and discussed app data with their physician (app+discussion group), (2) used an app without discussing the data (app-only group) or (3) did not use any app (non-app users).

  • Health care
  • Health services research
  • Outcome and process assessment
  • Patient-reported outcome measures
Citation (ISO format)
SHAW, Yomei et al. Impact of assessing patient-reported outcomes with mobile apps on patient–provider interaction. In: RMD Open, 2021, vol. 7, n° 1, p. e001566. doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2021-001566
Main files (1)
Article (Published version)
ISSN of the journal2056-5933

Technical informations

Creation08/30/2021 4:23:00 PM
First validation08/30/2021 4:23:00 PM
Update time03/16/2023 2:15:17 AM
Status update03/16/2023 2:15:16 AM
Last indexation02/12/2024 1:34:40 PM
All rights reserved by Archive ouverte UNIGE and the University of GenevaunigeBlack