Common questionsWhen should I add pain?
- Add Pain Record from Home Screen. Open the app, select a value on the slider, and then press the "Add Record" button.
- Add Pain Record from Notification. Whenever you receive a notification from the app, clicking it will take you directly to the "Add New Pain Record" screen or to the "Daily Reflection" screen.
- Add Pain Record from the Results section. On any tab of the Results section, there is a "+" icon that appears in the top-right of the Action Bar. Pressing it will give you the option to add either a new pain record or daily reflection.
- Duplicate an Existing Record. To save time, you can duplicate an existing pain record by long-pressing it in the clipboard on the Home Screen or on the Results > Records tab. Duplicating a record will copy all sections except for the Start Time, which will be set to the current time.
- Complete the Pain Record. The pain record is made up of 9 sections, all of which are optional. Most of them are list-based, which means you simply need to "check" the values applicable to you. Please see the Customise Lists guide to ensure that all values are relevant to your situation, which will greatly speed up this process.
- Press Save. To make sure all your record is properly stored, scroll to the bottom of the screen and press the "Save" button.
There is no right answer, but these are the three most common times people record their pain:
How do I add baseline or constant pain? In the Timing section, there is an option to select "All Day", which automatically creates a pain record that begins at 12AM and lasts 24 hours. We recommend that you create this record every day for the most accurate Results.Can I add different ratings for each location?
- When they receive a notification, which is typically at 8PM everyday
- When they start a pain episode. After doing so, they will go back into the record and update information (e.g. duration, alleviating factors, ineffective factors) once the episode has passed.
- When they end a pain episode. Adding a pain record after the fact requires the person to remember when it started and everything they tried (e.g. medications) to accurately capture things.
Absolutely! If you have different ratings per location, you will need to create separate entries. We recommend taking this approach so that the Results are accurate.How do I add a record in the past?
Just click the word "right now" in the question, "How is your pain right now?".