Assessing and maximizing the acceptability of global positioning system device use for studying the role of human movement in dengue virus transmission in Iquitos, Peru.

@article{PazSoldan2010AssessingAM,
  title={Assessing and maximizing the acceptability of global positioning system device use for studying the role of human movement in dengue virus transmission in Iquitos, Peru.},
  author={Valerie A Paz-Soldan and Steven T. Stoddard and Gonzalo M Vazquez-Prokopec and Amy C Morrison and John P. Elder and Uriel Dan Kitron and Tadeusz J. Kochel and Thomas W. Scott},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={723-30}
}
As use of global positioning system (GPS) technology to study disease transmission increases, it is important to assess possible barriers to its use from the perspective of potential study participants. Fifteen focus group discussions stratified by sex, age, and motherhood status were conducted in 2008 in Iquitos, Peru. All participants said they would accept using a GPS unit for study purposes for 2-4 weeks. Participants' main concerns included caring properly for the unit, whether the unit… CONTINUE READING