Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-based Resources to Manage Obesity
This work was made possible through the support of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality under master contract task order #21 (HHSA290 2007 10016i 4) and the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, grant number UL1 RR024140 01 from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NIH Roadmap for Medical Research.
Study data were managed using REDCap electronic data capture tools hosted at Oregon Health & Science University.1 REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, Web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies, providing:
- An intuitive interface for validated data entry.
- Audit trails for tracking data manipulation and export procedures.
- Automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to common statistical packages.
- Procedures for importing data from external sources.
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