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App improves disease management for Parkinson’s patients: NHS

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A study of 215 Parkinsons patients in the UK showed that usage of a mobile app to track their symptoms and other metrics improved adherence to treatment by 10% as well as their subjective care experience.

“These findings suggest that the PTA (Parkinson’s Tracking App) can be useful in improving outcomes and processes of care in people with PD (Parkinson’s Disease), similar to results seen in other chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma,” the study authors write. “Given that typical follow-up of patients with PD by clinical care teams in the UK occurs approximately every 6 months (by consultants or nurse specialists), this finding suggests PTA is useful in improving care for a significant period of time between clinic consultations.”

A video of one of the participants gives a qualitative view of the app usage:

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Vimeo video of patient “Mick”

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