DASH Outcome Measure

Dec 5, 2015   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Clinical, Clinicians, Free, iPad Apps, Recent Reviews, Upper, Utilities  //  Comments Off on DASH Outcome Measure

Utility for administering and scoring the DASH Outcome Measure

Overall: 3+
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 2

This app is very simple and does exactly what it is supposed to do: it helps providers (surgeons, therapists, researchers) administer the DASH Outcome Measure (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand).  Objectively, the app has very few flaws or limitations.  The user is provided with various setting options, resources from the website, and the option of either the complete DASH or the QuickDASH. The questionnaire is then provided in its standard form, and appears very similar to the PDF version that is available online.  A patient number can be assigned, and a copy can be emailed to the patient as well as the administrator.

From a clinical perspective, the app does not maintain a database of patient scores and does not provide an easy way to integrate scores into the medical record.  That would take an additional manual step on the part of the medical practice or research group.  However, overall, this is a very useful and easy app for scoring the DASH.

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