The CeQOL app informs users that they should consult their physician to determine the best course of action and learn about what to expect with inguinal hernia repair. Users can also share the app’s calculations with a surgeon to better understand their results. The app’s data is taken from a study by the International Hernia Mesh Registry, where surgeons from the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia all participated.
CeQOL is the Carolinas Equation for Quality of Life after male inguinal hernia repair. The app uses patient answers to generate a risk percentage for chronic discomfort 1 year after surgery. The interface has an unnecessary screen that that can’t be bypassed by leaving the app open. Within the app, users can read up on the different types of hernias and background information on CeQOL.
CeQOL can help predict chronic discomfort for men after inguinal hernia repair with questions on pain levels and movement limitations in different positions. The app calculates a percentage of chronic discomfort one year after surgery based on users’ answers. Explanations are given on how the topics of the questions asked contribute to the calculated percentage. Users can read additional information on the factors that may increase complication risks in the general health articles.
Users have to click “begin” on the opening screen even when the app hasn’t been closed out from the previously inputted answers. Users can’t determine their quality of life for a time sooner or later than 1 year after surgery. The app doesn’t disclose whether there is a similar app that may be used by women.