Dear PMRGCAUK HealthUnlocked Forum Members,
I have had PMR since January 2015 and during that time have been studying for a BSc Degree in Computing & IT. For my final years project I came up with the idea of developing a steroid taper web application as I have been following the dead slow nearly stop taper which has helped me, following a flare last year, get down to a daily dose of 4mg.
The application is being designed to help those of us with PMR and/or GCA to plan tapers of prescribed corticosteroids, typically Prednisolone and PMRGCAUK have very kindly agreed to act as my client. The application will act as a repository for medically-validated and referenced taper plans. Registered users will be able to select one of the plans and produce a personalised schedule that will be displayed on a monthly calendar. The dose to be taken each day will be displayed beneath the relevant day. Functions to support this activity will include users being able to update their schedule by choosing a different taper or by editing their daily schedule.
The first prototype is now ready for testing and evaluation. I would be really grateful if any willing members would take a look and try the application.
This is the link to the application and although you will need to register to create a schedule, the registration process is really simple and I am not asking for or storing any personal data -
When you have had chance to look through all areas of the application I am asking that you provide some feedback by completing the first survey. There is a link to the survey on the home page of the application. At this stage I have been more concerned about the functionality of the application rather than the aesthetics. Your feedback will help me decide what changes need to be made to this prototype before moving on to designing the next prototype so your opinions will be really useful.
Thank you so much for your time.