The Keele Pain Recorder (KPR) is a mobile application (app) which was developed by patients for patients and their Health Care Professionals, to improve the management of pain. Led by Dr John Bedson, a Senior Lecturer at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences and General Practitioner.
The app, which was designed by a team of researchers and patients, is the first pain recorder to have undergone clinical trials and been subject to scientific evaluation. It allows the user/patient to record levels of pain and how it interferes with life, mood, and sleep on a daily or weekly basis. It will record how medication helps conditions and its side effects. This recorded data can then be shared with the patient’s GP to help them better manage and treat the condition either by email, or through the app itself.