Mosio | 4 Reasons Text Messaging Should Be More Widely Used In Clinical Trials
4 Reasons Text Messaging Should be More Widely Used
in Clinical Trials
As clinical trials continue to expand, making use of mobile healthcare
(mHealth) technologies is vital for success.
Text messaging is a particularly promising mHealth technology for several
Easy, Effective Reminders
People are always checking their phones: over
a nice dinner at a restaurant, while walking
across the street, under the table at a
People are attached to their phones! So,
when a text message reminder to take a
survey, call the research site, or evaluate drug
compliance is sent, participants receive it
Then, participants are able to respond in a
time frame most convenient to their individual
According to the Center for Information &
Study on Clinical Research Participation
(CISCRP), 77% of people stated they would
consider participating in a clinical trial;
however, in reality, only 10% of people
With the one-step recruiting process of
sending a text message, basic information
about a study can be sent to eligible
participants, easily sparking interest and
increasing the potential for study
recruitment and enrollment.
No Hardware or Software Necessary
Text messaging works with any
Downloads are not necessary, and
set-up is easy.
Patients Believe In It
As part of the 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers
(PwC) survey, “Emerging mHealth: Paths for
growth,” patients were asked about the
effects of mHealth, such as text messaging
services, over the next three years.
Respondents of the survey believe mHealth
will allow healthcare to be more convenient
(52%), less costly (46%), and of higher
With patient backing, text message use in
clinical trials is already a success!
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