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Effects of a mobile phone short message service on antiretroviral treatment adherence in Kenya (WelTel Kenya1): a randomised trial

By Richard Lester | 15 Nov, 2010

Patients who received SMS support had significantly improved ART adherence and rates of viral suppression compared with the control individuals. Mobile phones might be effective tools to improve patient outcome in resource-limited settings.

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    Link leads to: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)61997-6/abstract

    Summary: Patients who received SMS support had significantly improved ART adherence and rates of viral suppression compared with the control individuals. Mobile phones might be effective tools to improve patient outcome in resource-limited settings.

    Source: The Lancet

    Publication Date: November 9, 2010

    Language: English

    Keywords: Adherence, africa, antiretroviral, ART, cell phones, Cost, HIV, Kenya, mhealth, mobile phones, outcomes, randomized controlled trial, RCT, resource-limited setting, retention, SMS, text messages

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Peter Millard Replied at 1:18 AM, 23 May 2012

Thanks for your thoughtful replies. What I was asking for was something more specific: a flowsheet showing when to send sms's in the course of HIV follow-up and actual sms texts themselves that other people have refined and are currently using.

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