Health Communication

Qualitative study of health information needs, flow, and use in Senegal.

Publication Date: 
Jun 25, 2012

Many health professionals and policymakers in Africa lack access to the information needed to make evidence-based decisions for effective health care.

"Peers, parents and phones"--Swedish adolescents and health promotion.

Publication Date: 
Jun 28, 2012

Many unhealthy behaviors are created during adolescence and follow the individual into adulthood. In addition, health behaviors often occur in clusters as those who are inactive are more likely to eat unhealthy food and smoke. This makes the early foundation of healthy behaviors vital.

Mobile phones as a health communication tool to improve skilled attendance at delivery in Zanzibar: a cluster-randomised controlled trial.

Publication Date: 
Aug 13, 2012

OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between a mobile phone intervention and skilled delivery attendance in a resource-limited setting.

DESIGN: Pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial with primary healthcare facilities as the unit of randomisation.

Interest of pregnant women in the use of SMS (short message service) text messages for the improvement of perinatal and postnatal care.

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Publication Date: 
Sep 25, 2012

BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) is emerging as a useful tool to improve healthcare access especially in the developing world, where limited access to health services is linked to poor antenatal care, and maternal and perinatal mortality.The objective of this study is to 1) understand pregnant

Iterative development of MobileMums: a physical activity intervention for women with young children.

Publication Date: 
Jan 10, 2013

BACKGROUND: To describe the iterative development process and final version of 'MobileMums': a physical activity intervention for women with young children (<5 years) delivered primarily via mobile telephone (mHealth) short messaging service (SMS).

Are current tobacco pictorial warnings in India effective?

Publication Date: 
Apr 26, 2011

BACKGROUND: Warning labels on tobacco products provide an effective way of communicating the consequences of tobacco use. Research has shown that larger and colorful warnings placed on packaging are more effective for informing consumers and general public.