EMPOWER Patient Diary

Greetings EMPOWER Collaborators,

The EMPOWER Patient Diary is a very important study tool as it is used to collect our primary outcome data. Here are some helpful strategies to ensure the Patient Diaries are accurate and complete.

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Before giving the Patient Diary to a new recruit

  • Complete the diary Contact Information page
  • Fill out the Study Subject ID box in the top corner of every page
  • Go through the Patient Diary Instructions page with the participant
  • Instruct the participant to write in dark coloured ink

During the Study Medication Period

Review the diary with the participant to ensure:

  • Diary entries are legible
  • Mother is pumping at least 6-8 times per day
  • Study medication is taken 3 times a day and logged at the bottom of each page
  • Test weights have been recorded for breastfeeding attempts (if no breast milk was transferred to the infant, instruct the participant to write 0 mL beside the documented attempt)

 

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