It’s a condition that impacts the lives of one in nine women. It can cause severe pain and be incredibly disruptive to the lives of those who have it. It’s invisible to others and has a history of misdiagnosis.
Endometriosis is a condition that causes uterine lining to lodge and grow in other parts of the body. With each menstrual cycle it bleeds, gets inflamed and can lead to scarring, cysts and adhesions.
While it is not curable, endometriosis is able to be treated with drug therapy, surgery and alternative treatments.
QENDO is a not-for-profit organisation that supports those affected by endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS or infertility, across Australia.
In addition to their workshops, retreats, 24-hour support line and active social media support, QENDO wanted to develop an app to help those with endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS, infertility and pelvic pain manage their symptoms.
The QENDO App enables endometriosis sufferers (and those who care for them) to actively track, journal and share their journey, using a range of health indicators and variables.
The app empowers those with endometriosis to manage their own care, communicate with others around them and share their experiences within their care network.
Integral to the success of the app is its co-design approach. Input from the endometriosis community and health professionals was actively sought and used to develop the app.
“You have helped us make our app be the biggest co-design project, having engaged with hundreds of you from across the community, as well as hundreds of health professionals too. This is not just a period tracker, we have worked together as a community to create a functional, practical and inclusive app for those affected by endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS or infertility.”
– QENDO, QENDO Facebook
Track your health and wellbeing with indicators including pain, bleeding, blood pressure, fatigue, mood, gastrointestinal, sleep, exercise and food.
Journal your daily activities, habits and routines, events with text, icons and photos
Record your preferences for food, exercise, medication, likes/dislikes
Develop a pain plan to manage your symptoms
Create and share reports to compare indicators
Resources – keep up-to-date with new research and resources to understand and manage symptoms
Communicate with your journey with your support team through photos, documents and custom reports
Add events, activities and routines with your phone calendar
“This app is so comprehensive. I have access to support and information at my finger tips.” Tara
“This app has been a game changer for me. I can share the information I need to with my partner and doctor. Thank you QENDO. This is brilliant.” Amy
“All of my journals and apps in one. This app is perfect and totally covers all that I could ever ask for.” Michelle
The QENDO App is free to download for iOS and Android in Australia and New Zealand at:
Thank you to Sara Fogarty-Ramirez for modelling the QENDO app in use.