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What Really Works in Using SMS to Improve Health Outcomes


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What Really Works in Using SMS to Improve Health Outcomes

  1. 1. What Really Works in Using SMS to Improve Health Outcomes<br />Heather Cole-Lewis, MPH<br />Yale University<br />School of Epidemiology and Public Health<br />Mobile Health 2011: What Really Works?<br />Stanford University<br />May 4, 2011<br />
  2. 2. 2009 Review of Literature<br />Text Messaging as a Tool for Behavior Change in Disease Prevention and Management<br />Cole-Lewis & Kershaw, Epidemiologic Reviews, 2010<br /><br />Conclusion: SMS appears effective, but no clear conclusions on What WORKS because field is new<br />
  3. 3. 2011 informal Review of Literature <br />Review Criteria<br />Randomized Controlled Trial/Quasi-experimental Trial<br />Health or Behavioral Primary Outcome<br />Significant findings in SUPPORT of SMS<br />Findings<br />24 Articles representing 19 Studies<br />Year of Publication: 2005-2011<br />Sample Size: 17-1859<br />
  4. 4. Population Characteristics<br />
  5. 5. Location<br />
  6. 6. It’s not just SMS<br />
  7. 7. Health Conditions of Interest<br />
  8. 8. Significantly Improved Outcomes <br />
  9. 9. Basic Characteristics <br />
  10. 10. Message Frequency<br />
  11. 11. Message Dose<br />
  12. 12. Personalized Adjustment Options<br />
  13. 13. Time Outcomes Observed(months)<br />
  14. 14. References <br />Rodgers A, Corbett T, Bramley D, et al. Do u smoke after txt? Results of a randomized trial of smoking cessation using mobile phone text messaging <br />Free C, Whittaker R, Knight R, Abramsky T, Rodgers A, Roberts G 2009 Txt2stop: A pilot randomized controlled trial of mobile phone-based smoking cessation support <br />Nguyen HQ, Gill DP, Wolpin S, Steel BG, Benditt JO 2009 Pilot study of a cell phone-based exercise persistence intervention post-rehabilitation for COPD <br />HaapalaI, Barengo NC, Biggs S, Surakka L, Manninen P. 2009 Weight loss by mobile phone: a 1-year effectiveness study <br />Patrick K, Raab F, Adams M, et al. 2009 A text message-based intervention for weight loss: Randomized controlled trial <br />FjeldsoeBS, Miller YD, Marshall AL 2010 MobileMums: A randomized controlled trial of an SMS-based physical activity intervention Leong KC, Leong KW, Mastura I et al. 2006 The use of text messaging to improve attendance in primary care: a randomized controlled trial <br />Chen ZW, Fang LZ, Chen LY, Dai HL 2008 Comparison of an SMS text messaging and phone reminder to improve attendance at a health promotion center: A randomized controlled trial <br />Franklin VL, Waller A, Pagliari C, Greene SA. 2006 A randomized controlled trial of Sweet Talk, a text messaging system to support young people with diabetes <br />Rami B, Popow C, Horn W, Waldhoer T, Schober E 2006 Telemedical support to improve glycemic control in adolescents with type 2 diabetes <br />Yoon KH, Kim HS. 2008 A short message service by cellular phone in type 2 diabetic patients for 12 months <br />HanauerDA, Wentzell K, Laffel N, Laffel L 2009 Computerized automated reminder diabetes system (CARDS): Email and SMS cell phone text messaging reminders to support diabetes management <br />Cho JH, Lee HC, Lim DJ, Kwon HS, Yoon KH 2009 Mobile communication using a mobile phone system with a glucometer for glucose control in type 2 patients with diabetes: As effective as an Internet-based glucose monitoring system <br />StrandbygaardU, Thomsen SF, Backer V 2010 A daily SMS mreinder increases adherence to asthma treatment: A three-month follow-up study <br />Lim MSC, Hocking JS, Aitken CK, Fairley CK, Jordan L, Lewis JA, Hellard ME 2011 Impact of text and email messaging on the sexual health of young people: a randomised controlled trial <br />JuzangI, Fortune T, Black S, Wright E, Bull S 2011 A pilot programme using mobile phones for HIV prevention <br />Pop-Eleches C, Thirumurthy H, Habyarimana JP, Zivin JG, Goldstein MP, de Walque D, Mackeen L, Haberer J, Kimaiyo S, Sidle J, Ngare D, Bangsberg DR 2011 <br />Mobile phone technologies improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting: a randomized controlled trial of text message reminders <br />Lester RT, Ritvo P, Mills EJ, Kariri A, Karanja S, Chung M, Jack W, Habyarimana, Sadatsafavi M, Najafzadeh M, Marra CA, et al 2010 Effects of a mobile phone short message service on antiretroviral treatment adherence in Kenya (WelTel Kenya 1): A randomised trial <br />Armstrong AW, Watson AJ, Makredes M, Frangos JE, Kimball AB, Kvedar JC 2009 Text message reminders to improve sunscreen use: a randomized controlled trial using electronic modeling <br />
  15. 15. Thank you!<br /><br /><br />mHeath student group meet-up during Fun Reception<br />7pm @fireplace in the lounge<br />