This article describes the challenges experienced in designing a formative evaluation of a mobile personal eHealth tool for disease symptom tracking, in the context of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases management. As this unique context is characterized by regular visits with physicians, and the need to report disease activity to the physician, a mixed methodology is used to assess the fit of the technology to the context, and a multilevel model is used to evaluate theoretical links between patient and physician. Other issues include selection of sampling techniques, recruitment, and preventing study attrition by participants.
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Dohan, Michael S. and Tan, Joseph, "Theoretical, Methodological and Practical Challenges in Designing Formative Evaluations of Personal eHealth Tools" (2013). Transactions of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement. 23.