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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 May; 30(214): 279–282.
PMCID: PMC2159533

Health diaries: a method of collecting health information


This paper reviews the use of health diaries, gives some examples of the type of information that can be collected by them, and discusses their potential in general practice research.

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