MHealth in chronic pain assessment: Present and future

Ioannis Pliakos, Antonios Kefaliakos, Marianna Diomidous

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Abstract

Chronic Pain (CP) is a condition which is difficult to assess. Existing methods are based on self-management treatments and leaving the big part of the assessment on the patient. According on this method, mHealth applications offer tools to CP patients to self-manage their condition and improve it. All the applications are limited by the type of data they collect and the data based on selfreporting. In the future the applications for CP management will not be based only on this type of data. Multiple types of data will be gathered and analyzed, as well as the specialists will be able to have a better prospective for the patients' pain levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnifying the Applications and Foundations of Biomedical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages260-263
Number of pages4
Volume226
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996637
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event14th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2016 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 Jul 20163 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume226
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other14th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2016
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period1/07/163/07/16

Keywords

  • Assessment tools
  • Chronic pain
  • M-health

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    Pliakos, I., Kefaliakos, A., & Diomidous, M. (2016). MHealth in chronic pain assessment: Present and future. In Unifying the Applications and Foundations of Biomedical and Health Informatics (Vol. 226, pp. 260-263). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 226). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-664-4-260