Improving treatment adherence for blood pressure lowering via mobile phone SMS-messages in South Africa: a qualitative evaluation of the SMS-text Adherence SuppoRt (StAR) trial

@inproceedings{Leon2015ImprovingTA,
  title={Improving treatment adherence for blood pressure lowering via mobile phone SMS-messages in South Africa: a qualitative evaluation of the SMS-text Adherence SuppoRt (StAR) trial},
  author={Natalie Leon and Rebecca Surender and Kirsty Bobrow and Jocelyn Muller and Andrew D. Farmer},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Effective use of proven treatments for high blood pressure, a preventable health risk, is challenging for many patients. Prompts via mobile phone SMS-text messaging may improve adherence to clinic visits and treatment, though more research is needed on impact and patient perceptions of such support interventions, especially in low-resource settings. METHOD An individually-randomised controlled trial in a primary care clinic in Cape Town (2012-14), tested the effect of an adherence… CONTINUE READING
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