An implementation on use of handheld technologies in medical research areas : healt habits and history questionnaire on a pocket pc

Kıymaç, H. Esin
In most of the studies, face to face interviews are required with individuals for data collection and hence to apply questionnaires. There are two methods for applying the questionnaire; the paper-based and the electronic method. The paper-based method takes time and is of a high cost to the researchers. Because of writing/reading based errors, this method may cause inaccuracy in collected data. On the contrary, conducting questionnaires in electronic environment procures savings in cost and time, improves data accuracy, gives faster results, and increases efficiency. However, in this method some problems may arise in surveys conducted in urban areas, i.e. problems related to communication and network infrastructure. Nevertheless, advances in Information Technologies provide mobile data collection and computing, and hence they have become a significant place in every part of our life. Many researchers have begun to prefer using these developing technologies in their studies since using mobile devices in conducting health surveys is more useful and economical than the paper-based questionnaires. In this thesis, we have developed a mobile device-based questionnaire, which is an adaptation of the one used by the National Cancer Institute of USA in paper-based form. In other words, in this work the أHealth Habits and History Questionnaireؤ has been adopted to the pocket PCs. It is planned to be used for an ongoing epidemiological study in Çukurova region. We hope that this study will be an example for the similar studies in the future.


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H. E. Kıymaç, “ An implementation on use of handheld technologies in medical research areas : healt habits and history questionnaire on a pocket pc,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.