Individual Study / Bird et al.; Interact J Med Res. 2016

Accuracy, Validity, and Reliability of an Electronic Visual Analog Scale for Pain on a Touch Screen Tablet in Healthy Older Adults: A Clinical Trial

Accuracy, Validity, and Reliability of an Electronic Visual Analog Scale for Pain on a Touch Screen Tablet in Healthy Older Adults: A Clinical Trial

Initiatives -
This study aims to test the accuracy of visual analog scale (VAS) for pain on a newly designed application on the iPad (iPadVAS) and measure the reliability and validity of iPadVAS compared to a paper copy (paperVAS). Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2014
End Year
2015
Funding
Development of the electronic application was assisted by funding provided by the National Stroke Foundation (Australia).

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Bird ML, Callisaya ML, Cannell J, Gibbons T, Smith ST, Ahuja KD. Accuracy, Validity, and Reliability of an Electronic Visual Analog Scale for Pain on a Touch Screen Tablet in Healthy Older Adults: A Clinical Trial. Interact J Med Res. 2016;5(1):e3. Published 2016 Jan 14. doi:10.2196/ijmr.4910

PUBMED 26769149

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
22
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

A total of 22 healthy community dwelling older adults were then recruited to test reliability and validity.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
65
Maximum age
85
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Austria
Territory
Launceston
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
22
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
This study aims to test the accuracy of visual analog scale (VAS) for pain on a newly designed application on the iPad (iPadVAS) and measure the reliability and validity of iPadVAS compared to a paper copy (paperVAS).
Start Date
2014-11
End Date
2015-04
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone
    • Smartphone apps
    • Tablet/laptop