LymEx

Version: 23 | Cost: Entirely Free

Level 3 - Condition Management
Country: GB
Category: Skin
Released: 19/05/2019
Updated: 21/12/2019
Version: 23
Size: 22mb
Developer: Pete Marsh
Reviewed On: 18/09/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 69%.

It was assessed as a Level 3 App. These apps can be focused on general health or supporting specific health conditions. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App doesn’t collect any data and it is therefore only assessed and scored based on its performance in the User Experience and Clinical Assurance sections of our review.

Data Privacy
Not Applicable
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Clinical Assurance
32.9/45
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User Experience
16.4/25
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Developer description
LymEx – support for those with lymphoedema LymEx has been created by someone with lymphoedema to help others with this condition. Patient information leaflets developed by the Lymphoedema Network Northern Ireland (LNNI) have been re-created to be freely available via all tablets and phones. The App includes guidance on: · The 4 key messages to support self-care · Skin and nail care · Simple lymph drainage (arm, leg and head & neck) · Garment use and care · Exercises to encourage good lymph flow (arm and leg)
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General Information
The App provides general information or guidance
Social Support Networks
The App has its own or provides access to social networks relevant to its area of focus
Service Signposting
The App provides links and suggestions for local or national services that are relevant to its focus area
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