Randomised controlled trials as a method of evaluating mobile health interventions

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dc.contributor.author Dick, Samantha
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Yvonne
dc.contributor.author Heavin, Ciara
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-30T11:28:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-30T11:28:39Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-10
dc.identifier.citation Dick, S., O' Connor, Y. and Heavin, C. (2017) 'Randomised Controlled Trials as a Method of Evaluating Mobile Health Interventions', in Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017), 5-10 June Guimarães, Portugal, pp. 2721-2731. ISBN 978-0-9915567-0-0 Research-in-Progress Papers, available online: http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2017_rip/23 en
dc.identifier.startpage 2721 en
dc.identifier.endpage 2731 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9915567-0-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6533
dc.description.abstract With the momentum around the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), more recently the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is a steady increase in the number of mobile health (mHealth) pilots, feasibility studies and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) used to evaluate the potential for mHealth in developing countries. Recent research indicates the need for more robust ways of evaluating and measuring mHealth in order to truly understand the tangible benefits, and to better plan for, wide scale mHealth roll-out and implementation. In a number of large funded mHealth projects in Africa, RCTs have been selected as a means of assessing mHealth. However, there remains a dearth of research to support the selection of RCTs as a means of evaluating mHealth. The objective of this research is to investigate RCTs as a method of evaluating mobile health interventions in developing countries. Using a qualitative analysis approach, this study aims to explore the challenges associated with pursuing an RCT for the evaluation of mHealth in Malawi, Africa. Following this, as part of the wider study a checklist of factors will be proposed as a means of determining the suitability (or lack thereof) of RCTs as a means of mHealth evaluation. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) en
dc.relation.ispartof ECIS 2017: 25th European Conference on Information Systems
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dc.subject mobile health en
dc.subject mHealth en
dc.subject Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) en
dc.subject Evaluation en
dc.subject Developing countries. en
dc.title Randomised controlled trials as a method of evaluating mobile health interventions en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Yvonne O'Connor, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: y.oconnor@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-07-30T11:20:36Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017) en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation Guimarães, Portugal en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress y.oconnor@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress samantha.dick@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.heavin@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::HEALTH/305292/EU/Supporting Low-cost Intervention For disEase control/SUPPORTING LIFE en

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