Standardising and assessing digital images for use in clinical trials : a practical, reproducible method that blinds the assessor to treatment allocation
Bowen, Asha C., Burns, Kara, Tong, Steven Y. C., Andrews, Ross M., Liddle, Robyn, O'Meara, Irene M., Westphal, Darren W., & Carapetis, Jonathan R. (2014) Standardising and assessing digital images for use in clinical trials : a practical, reproducible method that blinds the assessor to treatment allocation. PLOS ONE, 9(11), e110395.
With the increasing availability of high quality digital cameras that are easily operated by the non-professional photographer, the utility of using digital images to assess endpoints in clinical research of skin lesions has growing acceptance. However, rigorous protocols and description of experiences for digital image collection and assessment are not readily available, particularly for research conducted in remote settings. We describe the development and evaluation of a protocol for digital image collection by the non-professional photographer in a remote setting research trial, together with a novel methodology for assessment of clinical outcomes by an expert panel blinded to treatment allocation.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Assessing Digital Images, Clinical Trials, Treatment Allocation|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Bowen et al.|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
|Deposited On:||14 Jan 2015 22:42|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2015 22:42|
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