The Use of Electronic Diaries in Respiratory Studies

  title={The Use of Electronic Diaries in Respiratory Studies},
  author={Brian Tiplady and Graham Kenneth Crompton and Maria H Dewar and F. G. E. B{\"o}llert and Simon Matusiewicz and L Malcolm Campbell and D. Brackenridge},
  journal={Therapeutic Innovation \& Regulatory Science},
  pages={759 - 764}
Background—Electronic diary cards have advantages over paper diaries for daily collection of data on lung function and symptoms in patients with respiratory disorders. The suitability of a pen-based electronic diary (Apple MessagePad) for this purpose was assessed in a clinical trial setting. Methods—Two studies were carried out in patients with chronic obstructive airways disease: 1. An open randomized two-period crossover study comparing electronic and paper diaries in 22 clinic outpatients… 

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