About Health Tracker
Gather the information that can help you and your doctor optimize your treatment plan.
What is the Health Tracker?
Living with arthritis can be an experience of unpredictable days and unexpected changes. If you live with a rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, fibromyalgia or polymyalgia rheumatica, tracking information about your symptoms and general wellbeing is an important way to proactively manage your disease and understand how it’s affecting your life.
Some important areas you can track include your:
- Ability to easily perform tasks of daily living
- Pain levels
- Sleep patterns
- Emotional health (feelings of stress, anxiety or depression)
Gathering this information and discussing it with your doctor can help determine if your condition is improving or worsening, as you work together to develop your customized treatment plan.
How Does the Tracker Work?
You’ll answer a series of questions that capture information about you in three areas:
- Functional status (physical function)
- Pain level
- Overall feeling of wellbeing
The questions are based on the RAPID-3© assessment commonly used by rheumatologists. You’ll provide your doctor with important information not available from blood tests, X-rays or any source other than you.
Based on your responses, a RAPID-3© score is calculated. You’ll be able to track your scores each week and develop a chart that you can take to your appointments. It’ll help your doctor assess if your condition is improving or worsening over time. Then together, you can make the best decisions about your treatment plan. Before you begin, download the summary tracking spreadsheet.
Start Your Health Tracker
Track your health and discuss it with your doctor to determine if your condition is improving or worsening. This tool will help you work together to develop your customized treatment plan.