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Comparison of self administered survey questionnaire responses collected using mobile apps versus other methods

  1. José S Marcano Belisario1,*,
  2. Kit Huckvale1,
  3. Andreja Saje1,2,
  4. Aleš Porcnik1,2,
  5. Cecily P Morrison1,
  6. Josip Car3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Methodology Review Group

Published Online: 30 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000042

How to Cite

Marcano Belisario JS, Huckvale K, Saje A, Porcnik A, Morrison CP, Car J. Comparison of self administered survey questionnaire responses collected using mobile apps versus other methods (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 4. Art. No.: MR000042. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000042.

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Public Health, Imperial College London, Global eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, London, UK

  2. 2

    University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  3. 3

    Imperial College & Nanyang Technological University, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore, Singapore

*José S Marcano Belisario, Global eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 30 APR 2014



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