RheumaBuddy

– get a better understanding
of your rheumatoid arthritis

Launched in 2014 and used by 20,000+ patients in more than 35 countries

Create an overview of your rheumatoid arthritis. Day by day. Discover patterns and gain a greater understanding of your rheumatoid arthritis. Share your data with your rheumatologist and join an online community of other people with RA.

RheumaBuddy

– understand your rheumatoid arthritis better

Launched in 2014 and used by 20,000+ patients in more than 35 countries

Create an overview of your rheumatoid arthritis. Day by day. Discover patterns and gain a greater understanding of your rheumatoid arthritis. Share your data with your rheumatologist and join an online community of other people with RA.

Keep track of your symptoms and learn more about yourself

By rating your daily RA symptoms using a smiley scale, you can easily track and register how you have been doing. Importantly, you decide yourself which symptoms you want to be tracking. Saving details about your day can help you remember your development over time.

Get an overview over your symptom trackings over time in a graph that summarizes your development over the last months. You can choose to look at each symptom separately or see how the different characteristics relate to each other.

Prepare for your consultations

Prepare to get the best out of your time with your doctor. Using the RheumaBuddy’s preparation guide, you can set up your personal goals for your next consultation and, you get support to reflect on your time since your last consultation. The guide will help you remember, what is the most important for you to discuss with your doctor.

RheumaBuddy also helps you keep track of your future appointments to make sure you don’t miss any and that you are prepared in time.

Record your pain

You can add notes about your day, and record which joints hurt most today on a pain map. RheumaBuddy then generates an overview of your diary entries and pain mappings, which can be very helpful later-on – especially when you visit your doctor.

Become a member of a community

Besides using the app as a personal symptom tracker, you can join the RheumaBuddy community embedded in the app. The community is all about giving access to ask for help within a trusted community, and to be able to offer your help in return. You can join the conversation both with a social profile, or anonymously.

 

Simply fantastic!

App Store
★★★★★

FINALLY!!! I am so happy about the fantastic app.
It keeps track on everything in a smple and easy manner. Pain/mood/stiffness. I don’t know how many times I’ve wished for this app and have been searching in the app store.
Just want to say thanx a lot!

Priceless tool

App Store
★★★★★

In spite of many years with a diagnose, RheumaBuddy has quickly proven to be a really good tool, that I cannot imagine, not having as a companion. I use it not only to see context, but also in consultation situations, where I can make everything more exact.

Thanx!

Did we mention that RheumaBuddy
is free to download and use?

Launched in 2014 and used by 20,000+ patients in 35 countries

For profes­sionals working with RA

“People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are in need of a contemporary tool that helps them put themselves at the center and to take responsibility for their own lives. RheumaBuddy is extremely relevant for these people and very illustrative also when it comes to describing the daily variations in their lives with RA. This app can give them a better insight regarding the variations of the symptoms and the treatment.”

Berit Schiøttz-Christensen
Rheumatologist and professor

RheumaBuddy is a tool for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis to achieve a unique insight into their own condition – and thereby how they can become motivated to break bad habits and adjust their life in a more positive direction.

To professionals, RheumaBuddy is also an advantage. The foundation for counseling and treating the individual patient becomes stronger. Often at visits to healthcare professionals, patients have trouble describing in detail how they have been feeling since last time. That does not leave you, the expert, with a true and fair view of their general condition.

In contrast, when your patient uses this app, you will get a holistic insight instead of a snapshot. The app allows for daily life tracking using Patient Reported Outcomes measurements. You receive more information and a better understanding of how your patient has really been. That provides you with the opportunity to target your treatment of your patient. Moreover, it can enable your patients to manage their disease, treatment and life better. Lack of adherence is an issue among many patients, and improving empowerment is a way to increase adherence.

Scientific research

RheumaBuddy is based on qualitative studies of the patient and their interaction with the healthcare system. It has been developed using co-creation with patients, nurses, and rheumatologists. A number of clinical research activities are ongoing to assess the performance of the RheumaBuddy app. You can find publications online and you are also welcome to contact us in case you are interested in hearing more about the clinical evidence behind RheumaBuddy, or desire to run a clinical trial using the app.

The future of RheumaBuddy

We are continuing the development of RheumaBuddy. We can reveal that the development includes a service for health care professionals within rheumatology; a service that will make it even easier to get insights on how the RA is affecting the individual patient. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure that you receive the latest information, and hopefully news about RheumaBuddy being available in your country.

Use it with your patients already today

The RheumaBuddy app can be downloaded for free directly from Google Play and Apple AppStore. So why not recommend the app to your patients already today? You may also if you wish to handout to your patients. Did we mention that the app is free to use for both you as a healthcare professional and for the patient?

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“All people with rheumatoid arthritis are now getting the tool we have longed for – a digital tool that can register the variations in the RA between visits at the rheumatologist. It is very important for people with RA to have an overview and take control of the symptoms, and in combination with the buddy-feature, the app has a huge potential of becoming enormous beneficial not only for the individual patient but also contributing to a much better program of treatment. We are very proud of this project.”

James Rickmann
Deputy chairman, The Danish association of Young People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

“Despite living with a chronic disease, most people find clever ways to handle their own disease. With the app they get a tool that utilizes smartphone and social technologies. They get a virtual buddy that empowers them in coping with rheumatoid arthritis and the buddy network fosters knowledge sharing and crowd caring. We see a great possibility for the app to improve quality of life because of changed lifestyle and an opportunity to target the treatment.”

Andreas Dam
CEO, Daman

Partners

Raising the quality of life for people living with RA, and providing them with a digital tool to gain control of the disease are the reasons why we have developed RheumaBuddy. Who are the people behind the app?

Daman, who has developed the app, has worked closely together with both the Danish Association of Young People with RA (FNUG) and Rheumatologist and Professor Berit Schiøttz-Christensen.

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) is the only patient-led organisation focusing specifically on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) in the UK. It has become established as the voice in the UK for people with RA and JIA – providing a total network of support, information and advocacy for those affected, their carers and families.NRAS was founded in 2001 by Ailsa Bosworth – with the support of rheumatologists and fellow RA sufferers – after a long battle through her own diagnosis of RA.NRAS’ mission is to help those with RA or JIA to live life to the full by:

  • Supporting those living with the disease from the start and through every step of their journey
  • Informing and educating – being the first choice for reliable information
  • Empowering all to have a voice and take control of their condition

www.nras.org.uk  www.jia.org.uk

Daman is a digital agency specialized within healthcare. Our mission is to improve health by digital innovation. We are passionate about technology and digital media, and deliver services that raise the quality of life of patients and enables healthcare professionals to achieve better outcomes. The strength of our company lies in the in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry and the skills and expertise of our people.

Keep in touch
– we always listen

Do you have a suggestion/idea, feedback or anything else you want to raise to our attention? Alternatively, would you be interested in letting other young people with RA benefit from using RheumaBuddy? Please send us an email and we will do our best to contact you as soon as possible.

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