Tag: randomized controlled trial

cTrials Android app efficiently searches global as well as domestic clinical trial information

Finding clinical trial information has never been easier or quicker with the cTrials app by Visual Soft, Inc. The app can be searched by country with basic and advanced options available. cTrials can be used as both a research tool and clinical resource at the point of care. The app is also updated regularly, providing users with international clinical trials added to the databases within the past 14 and 60 days.

Assembling the mHealth Evidence Puzzle

Validating mobile health interventions may need the expense and rigor of a randomized clinical trial, especially as many products have shelf life of less than two years. Other quasi-experimental designs, such as pre-post tests, N-of-1 where people are compared against their own scores before and after intervention and interrupted time series may be more appropriate.

The best of iMedicalApps – the digital textbook, prescription apps, and more

Greetings valued readers! This is the second installment of our bi-monthly summaries of our favorite posts (difficult to choose) as well as the posts we feel were best received by you, our readers. Our increase in the amount of information that we give to you means that you may not always have time to read everything we post in a given month. We are proud to be able to provide you quality app reviews and the latest mHealth news, so without further delay, here are our second round of favorite posts for February:

Can kids improve their own health? Results from a study of smartphone use in juvenile diabetes

As discussed in part 1, in our development of a next-generation remote patient monitoring system, we elected to develop a chronic disease remote monitoring system based on a smartphone that would allow the automatic wireless transfer of measurements from medical devices (e.g. weight scales, blood pressure monitors, glucometers, etc.). Read below to see how this worked when we targeted the hardest group of all: kids. Specifically, adolescent kids.

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