Introduction to Questionnaires (ePRO)

Modified on Sat, 13 Apr at 11:34 AM

Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePRO) systems are revolutionizing the way data is collected in clinical research. EasyMedStat's ePRO feature facilitates real-time, accurate patient self-reporting via digital questionnaires. This system not only enhances patient engagement but also improves the quality and reliability of data collected in clinical studies.

What are ePRO?

ePRO, or Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes, refers to a method where patients provide responses about their health status directly into an electronic system. EasyMedStat's ePRO feature enables patients to complete questionnaires using devices such as computers, tablets, or smartphones, at their convenience, which can significantly improve participation rates and data accuracy.

Key Benefits

  • Enhanced Data Accuracy: Direct data entry by patients eliminates transcription errors and provides real-time access to data.
  • Increased Patient Engagement: The convenience of using personal devices and the ability to participate from anywhere encourages more consistent and timely data submission.
  • Reduced Research Costs: Reduces the need for face-to-face interviews and manual data entry, cutting down on resource expenditure.
  • Flexibility and Accessibility: Supports multiple languages and is accessible on various devices, making it user-friendly for a diverse patient population.

Features of EasyMedStat’s ePRO

  1. Multi-Device Compatibility: Patients can access questionnaires through any web-enabled device, providing flexibility and ease of use.
  2. Automated Scheduling: Questionnaires can be automatically sent based on specific criteria such as study timelines or patient milestones.
  3. Secure Data Collection: Adheres to stringent security protocols to ensure that patient data is transmitted and stored securely.
  4. Customization Options: Researchers can customize questionnaires to meet the specific needs of their study, including the addition of logos and adaptation of layout.
  5. Real-Time Data Access: Responses are available immediately after submission, allowing researchers to monitor results and make timely decisions.
  6. Comprehensive Reporting Tools: Integrated tools enable detailed data analysis and reporting, facilitating insightful research outcomes.

Getting Started with ePRO

  • Plan Your Questionnaire: Define the variables, decide on the types of questions (numeric, yes/no, list), and determine the flow of the questionnaire.
  • Customize Settings: Customize the questionnaire interface to match the study's branding and patient needs, including language preferences.
  • Schedule and Dispatch: Set up the criteria for when the questionnaires should be sent out to participants.
  • Collect and Analyze Data: As responses come in, use EasyMedStat’s analytical tools to review and analyze the data to drive research insights.

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