|Title:||Smartphone application for multi-phasic interventional trials in psychiatry: Technical design of a smart server|
|Journal:||Technol Health Care|
|ISSN:||1878-7401 (Electronic);0928-7329 (Linking)|
|Keywords:||Feasibility Studies;Humans;Mobile Applications;*Psychiatry;*Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic;Research Design;*Smartphone;M-health;randomized interventional;server design;smartphones;trials|
|Abstract:||Smartphones and their accompanying applications are currently widely utilized in various healthcare interventions. Prior to the deployment of these tools for healthcare intervention, typically, proof of concept feasibility studies, as well as randomized trials are conducted to determine that these tools are efficacious prior to their actual implementation. In the field of psychiatry, most of the current interventions seek to compare smartphone based intervention against conventional care. There remains a paucity of research evaluating different forms of interventions using a single smartphone application. In the field of nutrition, there has been recent pioneering research demonstrating how a multi-phasic randomized controlled trial could be conducted using a single smartphone application. Despite the innovativeness of the previous smartphone conceptualization, there remains a paucity of technical information underlying the conceptualization that would support a multi-phasic interventional trial. It is thus the aim of the current technical note to share insights into an innovative server design that would enable the delivery of multi-phasic trials.|
|Notes:||Zhang, Melvyn W B;Ho, Roger C M;eng;Netherlands;2016/12/24 06:00;Technol Health Care. 2017;25(2):373-375. doi: 10.3233/THC-161287.|
|Authors Address:||Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Medical Engineering, Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research and Technology (BIGHEART), National University of Singapore, Singapore.;Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.|
|Appears in Collections:||2017|
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