GPs sceptical of pain apps for older patients
Australian GPs, doctors and allied health professionals have reservations about the suitability of pain management apps for older patients with arthritic pain, a small study shows.
Seventeen clinicians involved in treating arthritic pain in the over-65s were interviewed about the potential for patients to use smartphone apps to help manage their pain.
Interviewees included four GPs, an emergency doctor, a specialist pain physician, eight physiotherapists, two clinical psychologists and an osteopath.
Their common view was