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Offline aymara

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Intervention in Observational Study
« on: Thu, 26 May 2016 »
Dear all,

I hope I selected the right section.

As a young entrepreneur attracted to the wonders of digital health, I found myself exploring the clinicaltrials dot gov site, to get a better sense of what other companies in the fields are validating their technologies.

Eventually, I found this study:
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/record/NCT02617420?term=propeller+health&rank=2

I wanted to pose the following question:
Why is this study categorized as observational?

Considering that patients are provided with a toolkit (in this case an electronic monitoring device and a smartphone application), I would have automatically thought this would be categorized as interventional.

I appreciate your help!

Thanks,
Federico C.

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Re: Intervention in Observational Study
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 15 May 2017 »
Hello Federico C.

The study is not intervening with the health condition of the patients, instead it just observes if special electronic monitoring devices that connect to smartphones and computers can help children to better manage their asthma.

Let's discuss more if you would like to.