Purpose of App Review

  • Is Atrial Fibrillation Scoring an app physicians can take advantage?
  • Is it a worthy addition to your smartphone repertoire?

Introduction

The CHADS2 score is a clinical prediction rule for estimating the risk of stroke in patients with non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation (AF).

It is used to determine whether or not treatment is required with anticoagulation therapy or antiplatelet therapy.

A high CHADS2 score corresponds to a greater risk of stroke, while a low CHADS2 score corresponds to a lower risk of stroke. The CHADS2 score is simple and has been validated by many studies.

This app is developed by Dr. Farookh Jishi a consultant physician in Acute Medicine. It tries to provide an easier way to get a valid CHADS2 score. Let’s see how it works.

User Interface

The Atrial Fibrillation Scoring app is composed of a single screen which contains a checklist with all of the risk factors for stroke and thrombo-embolism.

Atrial Fibrillation ScoringThe user interface (UI) is simple and easy to understand but could be more attractive; it is merely text with a little format. As each of the factors are checked to get the proper scoring, the probabilities are calculated. Should a high risk score be reached, the app alerts the user by making the smartphone vibrate.

Score result

Price

  • Free

Likes

  • Easy to use
  • Free

Dislikes

  • UI could be friendlier and nicer

Healthcare providers that would benefit from the app

  •  Medical students, physicians, other healthcare professionals.

Conclusions

  • The app does its job well and the vibrating feature is an interesting use of the smartphone.
  • Having an app for just a one  score is not really that helpful.

iMedicalApps recommended?

  •  No

Google Play Store

Rating:
Overall: 2/5 Stars
User Interface: 2/5 stars
Multimedia Coverage: 1/5 stars
Price: 3/5 Stars
Real World Applicability: 2/5 Stars