Pain Trigger Tracker
For some people it may be too much activity in the garden, for others a change in the weather, or even bright lights or load noises. Whatever is the pain trigger mechanism for your condition, you can now document when those triggers occur using the Pain Trigger Tracker.
You can use the default list of possible Pain Triggers or customize it to include those that are unique to your condition.
Diary Entry Input
Using the Pain Trigger Tracker is quite simple. Just scroll through the list of possible Triggers and select one or more that you believe has played a part in aggravating your most recent pain levels.
The window to the left of the list shows the selected items. If you want to include a Trigger that is not already part of the list, just scroll to the bottom of the list and tap “Edit the List”. This will take you to the Tracker List editing screen where you can add the new item.
Summary Report Graph Samples
Bar chart showing the frequency of selection for each trigger description. A red bar indicates a description that had the highest frequency score.
The Pain Trigger Cloud View is based on the same frequency of selection data but using that data to display the trigger descriptions in varying sizes of fonts. The larger the type, the more frequently cited that term. The terms in grey were not cited at all, but are included in your Tracker’s list of potential trigger items.
In this graph, your pain trigger data is cross-referenced with pain intensity level data reported in the same diary entries in order to show the range of pain levels you experienced for each given trigger.
This can provide some insight as to which triggers are causing the higher, more serious, levels of pain versus those that might be attributed to lower pain levels.