Dec 27, 2011   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Clinical, Clinicians, General Ortho, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps  //  Comments Off on Scores-SF36
Overall: 3
Functionality: 3
Coolness: 2


The developers of Scores-SF36 have elegantly converted the standard SF-36 clinical questionnaire into an intuitive and easy-to-use iPhone and iPad app. The app offers no surprises, and has the added benefit of being available in both English and French.  After entering the patient’s name, the user is seamlessly walked through each question of the survey with instructions for how to answer each question.  The results are then saved in the device, and sub-scores are calculated as well.  The data can then be emailed in a .csv file.  Unfortunately, when testing the save/email features, I found that the iPad version has a bug that did not email the actual scores, which renders the email function useless.  In addition, on the iPhone version, the email .csv file only includes the summary scores for each section, but does not include the answers to each individual question – data that is, in fact, saved on the device because it can be reviewed at a later date.  Thus, the app could benefit from some increased functionality that would likely be useful in a research setting. Overall, the app is a very good use of technology to assist with recording patient outcomes and could have significant potential time-savings in the research settings since data is recorded and saved digitally.


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