Physicians' choice in using Internet and fax for patient recruitment and follow-up in a randomized controlled trial

Mahbubur Rahman, S. Morita, T. Fukui, J. Sakamoto

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the physicians' preference between Web and fax-based remote data entry (RDE) system for an ongoing randomized controlled trial (RCT) in Japan. Methods: We conducted a survey among all the collaborating physicians (n = 512) of the CASE-J (Candesartan Antihypertensive Survival Evaluation in Japan) trial, who have been recruiting patients and sending follow-up data using the Web or a fax-based RDE system. The survey instrument assessed physicians' choice between Web and fax-based RDE systems, their practice pattern, and attitudes towards these two modalities. Results: A total of 448 (87.5%) responses were received. The proportions of physicians who used Web, fax, and the combination of these two were 45.9%, 33.3% and 20.8%, respectively. Multivariate logistic regression analyses revealed that physicians 55 years or younger [odds ratio (OR) = 1.9, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.1-3.3] and regular users of computers (OR = 4.2, 95% CI = 2.1-8.2) were more likely to use the Web-based RDE system. Conclusions: This information would be useful in designing on RCT with a Web-based RDE system in Japan and abroad.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages5
JournalMethods of Information in Medicine
Volume43
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Fax
  • Patient recruitment
  • Physicians' choice
  • Rondomized controlled trial
  • Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Nursing(all)

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Physicians' choice in using Internet and fax for patient recruitment and follow-up in a randomized controlled trial. / Rahman, Mahbubur; Morita, S.; Fukui, T.; Sakamoto, J.

In: Methods of Information in Medicine, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2004, p. 268-272.

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Rahman, Mahbubur ; Morita, S. ; Fukui, T. ; Sakamoto, J. / Physicians' choice in using Internet and fax for patient recruitment and follow-up in a randomized controlled trial. In: Methods of Information in Medicine. 2004 ; Vol. 43, No. 3. pp. 268-272.
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