Replacing paper data collection forms with electronic data entry in the field: findings from a study of community-acquired bloodstream infections in Pemba, Zanzibar

Author: Kamala Thriemer et al.
Category: Service delivery

Abstract

Entering data on case report forms and subsequently digitizing them in electronic media is the traditional way to maintain a record keeping system in field studies. Direct data entry using an electronic device avoids this two-step process. It is gaining in popularity and has replaced the paper-based data entry system in many studies. We report our experiences with paper- and PDA-based data collection during a fever surveillance study in Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania.

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Type Journal article
Language English
Country United Republic Of Tanzania
PubMed URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22353420
Journal BMC Research Notes
Volume 5
Year 2012
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