Purpose of App Review
- Is Atrial Fibrillation Scoring an app physicians can take advantage?
- Is it a worthy addition to your smartphone repertoire?
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.
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.
The 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.
- Easy to use
- UI could be friendlier and nicer
Healthcare providers that would benefit from the app
- Medical students, physicians, other healthcare professionals.
- 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.
Overall: 2/5 Stars
User Interface: 2/5 stars
Multimedia Coverage: 1/5 stars
Price: 3/5 Stars
Real World Applicability: 2/5 Stars