London, UK (PRWEB) October 28, 2011
Data from online patient communities are being used to deepen understanding of the patient journey through illness, thus improving compliance, informing patient-centred endpoints for clinical trials and influencing reimbursement decisions. Such pools of patients are also being deployed to conduct direct-to-patient clinical research, where patients are recruited and monitored online, thus eliminating the need for clinical sites and investigators.
New market research study “Observing Patients Online: the changing face of research” prepared by FirstWord has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.
Title: Observing Patients Online: the changing face of research
Published: September, 2011
Price: US$ 595
The study investigates the role online patient communities can play in observational research to enhance knowledge of how drugs are taken in the real world. It examines how the means to recruit patients online and track their experience via patient-reported outcome questionnaires and sensors in real-time has the potential to transform how observational studies are conducted.
Hierarchies of evidence
Changing technological climate
AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD
Double-edged nature of engagement
Disease or condition registries
Strengths and weaknesses
Commissioning online observational research
PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOME MEASURES
Greater regulatory acceptance
More talk than action
Tracking takes off in the UK
Blood pressure guidelines revised
New kinds of research
PROMs via text
More efficient healthcare delivery
Growing self-tracking community
Tracking for public health
Changes in asthma management
ONLINE PATIENT COMMUNITIES
More than ‘a pool of glimpses’
Lithium for ALS study
Mutually beneficial research
Informing Phase III
UCB’s partnership with PatientsLikeMe
Are patients competent to report?
Drivers of online observational studies
More new market research reports by the publisher can be found at FirstWord page.