Tailored SMS-Based Intervention for People Living with HIV:  Proof-of-Concept RTI International is a trade name of Researc...
The Continued HIV Epidemic in the United States  <ul><li>56,300 people infected with HIV in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-re...
Cell Phones and SMS  <ul><li>In 2008, 87% of Americans had cell phones  </li></ul><ul><li>SMS is rapidly becoming a common...
Tailored Health Communication  <ul><li>SMS messages can be tailored to address an individual’s needs, interests and concer...
Unique Partnership to Test Proof-of-Concept  One of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ambulatory...
Project Design  <ul><li>Literature review/environmental scan (completed)  </li></ul><ul><li>Develop implementation and eva...
Conceptual Model
Evaluation Design
Questions? <ul><li>For more information, please contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Uhrig </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address...
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Tailored SMS-Based Intervention for People Living with HIV: Proof-of-Concept

  1. 1. Tailored SMS-Based Intervention for People Living with HIV:  Proof-of-Concept RTI International is a trade name of Research Triangle Institute 3040 Cornwallis Road ■ P.O. Box 12194 ■ Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 Jennifer Uhrig, Robert Furberg, Megan Lewis, Curtis Coomes, Carla Bann, Lisa Kuhns, Peyton Williams and Andre Blackman Research to Reform:  Achieving Health System Change. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2009 Annual Conference, September 13-16, 2009.
  2. 2. The Continued HIV Epidemic in the United States <ul><li>56,300 people infected with HIV in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-retroviral therapy has changed the course of the epidemic for infected individuals </li></ul><ul><li>An estimated 1 million people are currently living with HIV </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cell Phones and SMS <ul><li>In 2008, 87% of Americans had cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>SMS is rapidly becoming a common mode of communication </li></ul><ul><li>SMS may offer promise as a medium for implementing health interventions outside of a clinic setting </li></ul><ul><li>Of 53 health intervention studies that evaluated the use of SMS interventions, only 9 were conducted in North America </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tailored Health Communication <ul><li>SMS messages can be tailored to address an individual’s needs, interests and concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored health messages have been shown to be more effective than non-tailored messages </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored messages can promote patient-centered care by promoting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adoption and maintenance of healthier, safer sexual behaviors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medication and appointment adherence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction with credible health information sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General health and wellness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social support </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Unique Partnership to Test Proof-of-Concept One of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ambulatory health care organizations Independent, non-profit, research and development organization
  6. 6. Project Design <ul><li>Literature review/environmental scan (completed) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop implementation and evaluation plan (completed) </li></ul><ul><li>Design intervention (in progress) </li></ul><ul><li>Implement intervention (upon receiving IRB approval and OMB clearance) </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate findings </li></ul>
  7. 7. Conceptual Model
  8. 8. Evaluation Design
  9. 9. Questions? <ul><li>For more information, please contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Uhrig </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>919.316.3311 </li></ul>

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