New times, new needs; e-epidemiology

Eur J Epidemiol. 2007;22(5):285-92. doi: 10.1007/s10654-007-9119-0. Epub 2007 May 16.


The successful and systematic collection of demographic and lifestyle data is central in the process of any epidemiological study. The traditionally used methods such as face-to-face and telephone interviews as well as paper-questionnaires are increasingly failing to produce good qualitative results within financially feasible limits. Tools that are better suited for the present dynamic populations are needed and the Internet presents a powerful alternative for the collection of data with several intrinsic features still unexplored.

MeSH terms

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Data Collection / methods
  • Epidemiologic Studies*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Sweden