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Human Studies

2019 Feb 05

J Med Internet Res



What Affects the Completion of Ecological Momentary Assessments in Chronic Pain Research? An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis.


Ono M, Schneider S, Junghaenel DU, Stone AA
J Med Internet Res. 2019 Feb 05; 21(2):e11398.
PMID: 30720437.


Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) involves repeated sampling of people's current experiences in real time in their natural environments, which offers a granular perspective on patients' experience of pain and other symptoms. However, EMA can be burdensome to patients, and its benefits depend upon patients' engagement in the assessments.