PRO-Diary

The PRO-Diary is a compact wrist-worn electronic diary which is ideal for collecting all types of subjective data

The PRO-Diary is a compact wrist-worn electronic diary which is ideal for collecting all types of subjective data. Questions can be asked at given times, random times or can be user initiated. The PRO-Diary is ideal for use in clinical or medical research applications but is also in use in many other applications including market research. The PRO-Diary system is supplied with configuration software which allows the user to configure any questionnaire for use on the diary. It can also optionally show questions in larger text on the already ultra-clear OLED display to help visually impaired users.

 

 

 The PRO-Diary user interface consists of a touch sensitive ‘slider’ device and two other buttons. It is designed to be easy to operate, and can ask questions of eight different types:

  • Multiple choice (up to 8 options, though fewer is simpler for the user)
  • Visual analogue (choose a point between the left and right ends of a scale)
  • List choice (choose from 20-30 or more options)
  • Enter a time (for instance, what time did you wake up?)
  • Enter a number (for instance, rate your pain on a scale of 1-10)
  • Simple prompts with no answer (for example, as a reminder to take medications)
  • Enter free text (slow, but flexible)
  • Likert Scale (choose from a 5 point or 7 point Likert scale)

 

 

 The PRO-Diary is ideal for capturing subjective patient information during pharmaceutical clinical trials. The main advantages of using the PRO-Diary rather than traditional methods are as follows:

  • Improved compliance over paper diaries
  • Lower setup costs in comparison with PDA based systems
  • Worn on the wrist so always with the wearer, maximising patient compliance
  • Easy to transfer the data to any format for analysis
  • Ability to ask questions more frequently than would be possible with phone questioning