In My Shoes
One of the main symptoms for children with inflammatory arthritis is pain. However, self-report pain measures are notoriously difficult to design, and this is particularly true for children. The current standard method for assessing pain in childhood onset arthritis is to use a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).
CAPS & The Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) developed the new iPad app ‘In My Shoes’ to help children with arthritis express their pain.
The tool ‘In my Shoes’ measures:
How your child feels
Type of pain
Size and throbbing
Gives an opportunity to describe the pain and coping
The ‘In My Shoes’ sub study was introduced to CAPS and piloted at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in March 2013. 'In My Shoes' was also demonstrated at the CAPS Open Day with positive feedback!