Testers sought for app-emPHasis-10

PH patients are being invited to help test a new mobile phone app that allows quality of life questionnaires to be completed online.

The emPHasis-10 questionnaire was developed by PHA UK and the University of Manchester and is used by clinicians to assess and improve management of PH by measuring the impact the condition has on a person’s life, and how this changes over time. It has now been developed as a mobile phone application, but testers are needed to help ensure it works as it should.

Developers are seeking PH patients with smart phones, who can spare a few minutes at home to trial the app and provide feedback on how it compares with filing out a paper version.

Shaun Clayton, director of membership support at PHA UK, said: “The mobile app version of emPHasis-10 has been designed to provide an efficient alternative to the traditional paper-based questionnaire. We are keen to make sure that users have a positive experience when using the tool, which is why we are calling on the help of our members to spend a few minutes trying it out.”

To test the app, you need either an Apple or Android smart phone.

If you would like to help out, or for more information, please contact Janelle Yorke at Janelle.Yorke@manchester.ac.uk or Shaun Clayton at shaun@phauk.org.

Last medically reviewed: March, 2017 • March, 2020