Design and Multi-Country Validation of Text Messages for an mHealth Intervention for Primary Prevention of Progression to Hypertension in Latin America

@inproceedings{DiezCanseco2015DesignAM,
  title={Design and Multi-Country Validation of Text Messages for an mHealth Intervention for Primary Prevention of Progression to Hypertension in Latin America},
  author={Francisco Diez-Canseco and J Alfredo Zavala-Loayza and Andrea Beratarrechea and Rebecca Kanter and Manuel Ramirez-Zea and Adolfo Rubinstein and Homero Martinez and J Jaime Miranda},
  booktitle={JMIR mHealth and uHealth},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Mobile health (mHealth) has been posited to contribute to the reduction in health gaps and has shown fast and widespread growth in developing countries. This growth demands understanding of, and preparedness for, local cultural contexts. OBJECTIVE To describe the design and validation of text messages (short message service, SMS) that will be used for an mHealth behavioral change intervention to prevent hypertension in three Latin American countries: Argentina, Guatemala, and Peru… CONTINUE READING
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