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Evaluating a computer aid for assessing stomach symptoms (ECASS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

  • Helen J. Moore1,
  • Catherine Nixon1,
  • Anisah Tariq1,
  • Jon Emery2,
  • Willie Hamilton3,
  • Zoë Hoare4,
  • Anne Kershenbaum5,
  • Richard D. Neal6,
  • Obioha C. Ukoumunne7,
  • Juliet Usher-Smith5,
  • Fiona M. Walter5,
  • Sophie Whyte8 and
  • Greg Rubin1Email author

Received: 6 January 2016

Accepted: 19 March 2016

Published: 4 April 2016

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Original Submission
6 Jan 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
Author responded Author comments
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Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Mar 2016 Editorially accepted
4 Apr 2016 Article published 10.1186/s13063-016-1307-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Medicine, Pharmacy & Health, Durham University, Wolfson Research Institute, Thornaby, UK
General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Australia
The Veysey Building, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
NWORTH Clinical Trials Unit, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research, Bangor University, Wrexham, UK
NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC), University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK