EpiCollect5 Software Ease of Use among Medical students: Evaluation Survey

Gnanamani Gnanasabai, Suguna Anbazhagan, Surekha Anbazhagan, . Mohan Kumar, Chithra Boovaragasamy, Mujibur Rahman

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Context: Mobile- and web-based application like EpiCollect5 makes work easier by paving a way of paperless and easy way of data collection and exporting. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the ease of use of EpiCollect5 software among the medical undergraduate’s students who had used this application. Settings and Design: A cross-sectional study was conducted among undergraduate students in a tertiary care institute. Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted using a pre-tested semi-structured and self-reported questionnaire to obtain information on ease of use of EpiCollect5 software from the medical undergraduates. The data entry was done in Epidata 3.1 while analysis was done using Epidata 2.2.2.182. Results: It was easy and simple to use the EpiCollect5 software reported by majority (94%) of the students and almost 90.6% of the participants felt that the software is user friendly. Conclusion: Majority of the students agreed with the user-friendly nature of the software and its applicability in collecting data from the community.

Key words: Data collection, EpiCollect5, Mobile application, Software


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