Development and application of an electronic treatment register: a system for enumerating populations and monitoring treatment during mass drug administration

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Abstract

We developed an electronic treatment register for the DeWorm3 Project, a cluster-randomised, controlled trial in Benin, India, and Malawi testing the feasibility of interrupting transmission of soil-transmitted helminths through community-wide mass drug administration. The electronic treatment register was designed in xlsform, deployed via the SurveyCTO mobile data collection platform, and implemented on smartphones running the Android operating system. The versatile system enables collection of census and treatment status information, facilitates data aggregation and visualisation, and permits real-time feedback loops during implementation of mass drug administration. Here we describe the system’s design and use within the DeWorm3 Project and key features, and by sharing the register here, we hope our readers will further explore its use within their research and disease-control activities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1785146
JournalGlobal Health Action
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under Grant OPP1129535. DeWorm3 Trials Team - Manfred Accrombessi, Euripide Avokpaho, Robin Bailey, Chikondi Chikotichalera, Gilles Cottrell, Leanne Doran, Iain Gardiner, Zachariah Kamwendo, Tim Littlewood, Adrian JF Luty, Janarthanan Maniyarasu, Dhanalakshmi Manoharan, Achille Massougbodji, Gokila Palanisamy, Chinnaduraipandi Paulsamy, Rachel Pullan, Rajeshkumar Rajendiran, Fabian Schaer, Naveen Kumar Sekar, Divya Mercy Silva, James Simwanza, Catherine Wheller

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Other keywords

  • deworming
  • electronic data collection
  • monitoring
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • soil-transmitted helminths

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