Health Communication

Underdeveloped or underreported? Coverage of pretesting practices and recommendations for design of text message-based health behavior change interventions.

Publication Date: 
Apr 04, 2015

Text messaging interventions for health are becoming increasingly popular, but it is unclear how rigorously such interventions are developed and pretested before being implemented. Pretesting is important to the development of successful health communication interventions.

Digital and social media opportunities for dietary behaviour change.

Publication Date: 
May 22, 2015

The way that people communicate, consume media and seek and receive information is changing. Forty per cent of the world's population now has an internet connection, the average global social media penetration is 39% and 1·5 billion people have internet access via mobile phone.

A two-way text-messaging system answering health questions for low-income pregnant women.

Publication Date: 
Jul 22, 2013

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to gauge the effectiveness of a low-cost, automated, two-way text-messaging system to distribute pregnancy and health-related information to low-income expectant women.

Quantifying information flow during emergencies.

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Feb 06, 2014

Recent advances on human dynamics have focused on the normal patterns of human activities, with the quantitative understanding of human behavior under extreme events remaining a crucial missing chapter.

A 21st century approach to tackling dengue: Crowdsourced surveillance, predictive mapping and tailored communication.

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Publication Date: 
Jan 06, 2016

This paper describes a social media system to prevent dengue in Sri Lanka and potentially in the rest of the South and Southeast Asia regions. The system integrates three concepts of public health prevention that have thus far been implemented only in silos.

A pilot study of an mHealth application for healthcare workers: poor uptake despite high reported acceptability at a rural South African community-based MDR-TB treatment program.

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Publication Date: 
May 31, 2013

INTRODUCTION: As the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal addresses a growing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) epidemic by shifting care and treatment from trained specialty centers to community hospitals, delivering and monitoring MDR-TB therapy has presented new challenges.

An overview of current and potential use of information and communication technologies for immunization promotion among adolescents.

Publication Date: 
Feb 26, 2014

Information and communication technologies (ICT), such as the Internet or mobile telephony, have become an important part of the life of today's adolescents and their main means of procuring information.