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Text Messaging Studies


Purpose of Text Communication ​Disease/Condition Focus ​Setting ​Population
Lifestyle (die​t, exercise) Ob​​​esity1-10
Smokin​g cessation11-16
Cardiovascular disease17, 18
Postnatal inactivity19
Nutrition6, 20
Diabetes21
COPD22
Exercise23-25
Public health2, 5, 6, 6, 7, 11-14, 16, 20, 23, 24, 26
Dietician25
Children1, 4-6, 26
Adolescents3, 4, 6, 6, 8, 9, 11-13, 17, 20, 26
Young adults11-13, 20
Women5, 18, 19
Adults2, 7, 10
Disease self-management/ adherence HIV/AIDS27-31
Athsma32-36
Brain Injury37
Inflammatory bowel disease38
Prenatal support39
Hypertension40
Schizophrenia41
Diabetes42
Global health27-30
Primary care27, 29, 30, 32, 34, 36, 37, 40, 43, 44
Psychiatry41
Women27, 39
Adults28
Children36
Adolescents35, 36
Low income/minority35
Prevention/Education HIV/AIDS28
Disease prevention45
Sexual health46-48
Sun safety47, 49
Cancer50
Malaria reminder51
Dental52
Public health28, 31, 45-50, 52
French Military51
General45
Adolescents/ young adults33, 46, 47
Adults33, 49
Children52
Latino youth48
Reminders Immunizations53, 54
Athsma36, 55
Family planning56, 57
Appointment attendance37, 44, 58-63
Acne64
HIV/AIDS29, 65
Mammogram66
Malaria prevention51
Medication67, 68
Primary care33, 36-38, 44, 53-55, 58-60, 62-65, 67, 68
Family planning center56, 57
Health promotion center44
Health insurance66
Dental61
Military51
Children6, 36, 53, 61
Adolescents36, 38, 56
Young women56
General58, 68
Adults44
Women66
Monitoring/collecting research data Back Pain69-71
General72
Alcohol use73, 74
Infant feeding75
Disease outbreaks76
Primary care70-72, 77
Public health75, 75, 76
Young adults73, 74
Adolescents74
New mothers75
Disease maintenance/ communication between patient and provider Eating disorders43
Diabetes78, 79
Activity level80
Athsma34
Primary care34, 43, 78  
User ability studies Prenatal support39
Activity level80, 81
Athsma35
Smoking cessation16
Clinical practice (general) 34 Women39
Adults80
       

 

 

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