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Electronic diaries for asthma

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 03 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1469

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Brian Tiplady,
  2. G K Crompton,
  3. David Brackenridge
  1. Head of data management and statistics Astra Clinical Research Unit, Edinburgh EH7 4HG
  2. Consultant physician Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
  3. Managing consultant PA Consulting Group, Edinburgh

    EDITOR,—Hyland and coworkers have reported the successful use of hand held computers as electronic diary cards in asthma.1 Such devices greatly simplify data handling, and they record the time at which each entry was made. However, the use of a conventional type of computer may present problems for some patients. Pen based devices (Personal Digital Assistants, PDAs) provide an alternative that may be easier for many patients to use.

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