Countless times I've been to the doctor and forgot mentioning specific details about my various health conditions. So, I decided to take detailed notes of symptoms (pain, dizziness, etc) long before visiting the doctor.
Medical apps are out of the question due to their lackluster security (sending data over http, storing unencrypted data in 3rd party servers, etc.):
Our three-stage study raises many concerns and shows some serious problems with Android mHealth apps. The major issue is unencrypted communication over the Internet and use of thirty party hosting and storage services. Our study shows that a significant number of the apps in the top health related apps from the Google Play market have these issues.
I'll be storing data in a LibreOffice Spreadsheet using something similar to the OPQRST mnemonic:
The small images were created using Inkscape (I move the semi-transparent circles on the relevant body-part, resize them and use shift + print screen)
The pain scale is based on this:
Is there anything else a doctor should know?
Is there a better way to describe symptoms?
Obvious drawbacks which I'd love suggestions for:
- I can't note symptoms on the run as I would with an app. It takes time to note them accurately enough. Any way to make the process faster?
Note: If I should be splitting the Q into a Q and self-answer, let me know.