, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 107–111

Electronic data capture using the Womac® NRS 3.1 Index (m-Womac®): a pilot study of repeated independent remote data capture in OA

Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10787-010-0040-x

Cite this article as:
Bellamy, N., Patel, B., Davis, T. et al. Inflammopharmacol (2010) 18: 107. doi:10.1007/s10787-010-0040-x



A preliminary evaluation of mobile phone technology for repeated independent remote data capture using the mobile phone-based m-WOMAC® NRS 3.1 Index.


Following orientation to the m-WOMAC® Index, and initial completion in the office, patients took the phones home and independently completed the Index on four subsequent occasions over 12 days, sending their data each time to a server in USA.


Three men and nine women with hip (n = 2) and knee (n = 10) OA successfully completed the m-WOMAC® Index on each occasion. Average time to completing the Index at termination was 4.8 min. The majority of patients rated logging on/opening the application, completing the m-WOMAC® Index on the phone, and sending data as very easy (10–11/12), and were very confident (11/12) in continuing to use the phone to report their symptoms.


These data support the feasibility of repeated independent remote data capture using the m-WOMAC® NRS3.1 Index.


EDCWOMAC®Mobile phoneHealth status measurementOsteoarthritis

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Bellamy
    • 1
  • B. Patel
    • 2
  • T. Davis
    • 2
  • S. Dennison
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD), Level 1, Mayne Medical SchoolThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Exco InTouchHarlowUK