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Patient Diary

A Patient Diary is a tool used during a clinical trial or a disease treatment to measure treatment compliance. An Electronic Patient Diary registers the diary in a storage device and allows for monitoring the time the medication was taken, and symptoms or Quality of Life data were recorded.

Additional recommended knowledge

Patient diaries are way to find out if a patient takes the medication according to the treatment schedule, which is an important problem during clinical trials and the treatment of degenerative diseases with relatively few symptoms.

See also


  • van Berge Henegouwen MT, van Driel HF, Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenite DG., A patient diary as a tool to improve medicine compliance, Pharm World Sci. 1999 Feb;21(1):21-4.
  • van Gerven JM, Schoemaker RC, Jacobs LD, Reints A, Ouwersloot-van der Meij MJ, Hoedemaker HG, Cohen AF., Self-medication of a single headache episode with ketoprofen, ibuprofen or placebo, home-monitored with an electronic patient diary, Br J Clin Pharmacol. 1996 Oct;42(4):475-81.
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