12 Tips for Mobile Health Randomized Controlled Trials

Brian Dolan | Mobi Health News | January 26, 2012

At the end of last year the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) recently published an editorial that argues standards are sorely needed to help edify the growing number of mobile health and eHealth efficacy studies. The editorial is a must-read for anyone looking to conduct randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of mobile health apps and services.

Here’s our quick summary of 12 of the essential or highly recommended best practices for mHealth RCTs:

1. Be sure to include the names, credentials, and affiliations of the developers, sponsors, and owners of the software, and disclose whether those evaluating the service own or developed it, too...