• Diero L, Rotich JK, Bii J et al. (2006) A computer-based medical record system and personal digital assistants to assess and follow patients with respiratory tract infections visiting a rural Kenyan health centre. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 6, 21.
  • Dwolatsky B, Trengrove E, Struthers H, McIntyre JA & Martinson NA (2006) Linking the global positioning system (GPS) to a personal digital assistant (PDA) to support tuberculosis control in South Africa: a pilot study. International Journal of Health Geographics 5, 34.
  • Epihandy (2006) Epihandy: New Tool for Collection and Handling of Research Data Using Handheld Computers., accessed on 3 April 2007.
  • Fletcher LA, Erickson DJ, Toomey TL & Wagenaar AC (2003) Handheld computers: a feasible alternative to paper forms for data collection. Evaluation Review 27, 165178.
  • Forster D, Behrens RH, Campbell H & Byass P (1991) Evaluation of a computerised field data collection system for health surveys. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 69, 107111.
  • Greene PD (2001) Handheld computers as tools for writing and managing field data. Field Methods 13, 181197.
  • Gupta PC (1996) Survey of sociodemographic characteristics of tobacco use among 99,598 individuals in Bombay, India using handheld computers. Tobacco Control 5, 114120.
  • Hounton S, Sombie I, Meda N et al. (2008) Methods for evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a Skilled Care Initiative in rural Burkina Faso. Tropical Medicine and International Health 13 (Supp. 1), 1424.
  • Koop A & Mösges R (2002) The use of handheld computers in clinical trials. Controlled Clinical Trials 23, 469480.
  • Lampe AJ & Weiler JM (1998) Data capture from the sponsors’ and investigators’ perspectives: balancing quality, speed and cost. Drug Information Journal 32, 871886.
  • Menda A (2007) Health Workers Improve Fieldwork by Using PDA Technology., accessed on 3 April 2007.
  • Rowan KM, Byass P & Snow RW (1987) On-line tropical epidemiology – case-study from The Gambia. Methods of Information in Medicine 26, 7376.
  • Shelby-James TM, Abernethy AP, McAlindon A & Currow DC (2007) Handheld computers for data entry: high tech has its problems too. Trials 8, 5.
  • United Nations Development Programme (2006) Human Development Report 2006. United Nations, New York., accessed on 3 April 2007.
  • Vivoda JM & Eby DW (2006) Using personal digital assistants (PDAs) for the collection of safety belt use data in the field. Behavior Research Methods 38, 158164.