The use of personal digital assistants for data entry at the point of collection in a large household survey in southern Tanzania

@article{Shirima2007TheUO,
  title={The use of personal digital assistants for data entry at the point of collection in a large household survey in southern Tanzania},
  author={Kizito Shirima and Oscar Mukasa and Joanna R M Armstrong Schellenberg and Fatuma Manzi and Davis John and Adiel K Mushi and Mwifadhi Mrisho and Marcel Tanner and Hassan M Mshinda and David M Schellenberg},
  journal={Emerging Themes in Epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={5 - 5}
}
BACKGROUND Survey data are traditionally collected using pen-and-paper, with double data entry, comparison of entries and reconciliation of discrepancies before data cleaning can commence. We used Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) for data entry at the point of collection, to save time and enhance the quality of data in a survey of over 21,000 scattered rural households in southern Tanzania. METHODS Pendragon Forms 4.0 software was used to develop a modular questionnaire designed to record… CONTINUE READING

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