UCSF to launch app that collects information on LGBTQ health
National study of LGBTQ health to be launched this month will use an iPhone.
Want to participate in the largest national study of LGBTQ health ever? There's an app for that.
This month, University of California San Francisco will launch the PRIDE Study at the same time as the San Francisco Pride Parade. If you self-identify as a lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, queer or other and you live in the United States you can participate in the study. All you have to do is download the PRIDE Study app from the app store.
The iPhone app will survey users who are a part of the LGBTQ community about risk factors including HIV/AIDS, smoking, cancer, obesity and depression.
Some features of the PRIDE Study app include the ability to nominate, rank and discuss research topics in the community discussion forum, share sensor data with researchers through Research Kit, complete informational surveys and share location and activity information with researchers.
The PRIDE study is aimed to help health professionals make informed decisions about LGBTQ health a collaborative process.