There’s an app for that: a new app for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition affecting up to 1 in 5 women of childbearing age.  A healthy diet, regular exercise and generally staying healthy is the best way to manage the common symptoms of PCOS.

In a bid to help bring quality healthcare into the 21st century, researchers at SPHPM’s Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) are working towards developing an evidence-based smartphone app for women with PCOS.

Originally considered a reproductive condition because it is one of the leading causes of infertility, we now know that PCOS affects women throughout their lives and can have many negative health consequences, such as type 2 diabetes and other risk factors for heart disease, symptoms of anxiety or depression and reduced quality of life.

It is hoped that the proposed smartphone app will support and empower women to manage PCOS more effectively, leading to improved health outcomes. It is also hoped that this app may form the first part of a series of healthcare apps for a variety of women’s health conditions, thus helping women all over the world to live the healthiest and most fulfilling life they can.

In order to create the best possible app for women with PCOS, MCHRI is conducting a survey to get feedback and insight from women with PCOS. Women who are over the age of 18, who live in Australia and have a confirmed diagnosis of PCOS are invited to be a part of this exciting and pioneering scientific research.

View and complete the PCOS app survey here

Read the full article here: http://sphpm.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/mchri-developing-smartphone-app-for.html

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