Longitudinal Studies

Feasibility of a Text Messaging Intervention to Promote Self-Management for Patients Prescribed Oral Anticancer Agents.

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Oct 22, 2015

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine proof of concept of a mobile health (mHealth) intervention delivering text messages (texts) to self-manage among patients prescribed oral anticancer agents (OAs) and to examine preliminary efficacy on symptoms and medication adherence.

Long term telemedicine study of compliance in paranoid schizophrenia.

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Sep 30, 2015

BACKGROUND: Low compliance is one of the crucial problems of contemporary psychiatry. Relapses, deterioration of cognitive functioning, negative symptoms, neuroleptic resistance are the examples of many consequences of noncompliance in schizophrenia

A Parkinson's disease tele-education program for health care providers in Cameroon.

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Sep 19, 2015

BACKGROUND: In Sub-Saharan countries, most patients with Parkinson's disease are underdiagnosed and untreated, with a marked shortage of qualified personnel.

OBJECTIVES: To develop a tele-education Parkison's disease program for health providers in Douala (Cameroon).

Walking function in clinical monitoring of multiple sclerosis by telemedicine.

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Jul 16, 2015

Walking limitation is a key component of disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), but the information on daily walking activity and disability over time is limited.

Text messaging is a useful reminder tool.

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Sep 03, 2014

INTRODUCTION: Longitudinal studies of adolescents must be 'adolescent-friendly', to collect data and to encourage maintenance in the study cohort. Text messaging may offer a feasible means to do both.

The use of mobile phones for demographic surveillance of mobile pastoralists and their animals in Chad: proof of principle.

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Feb 06, 2014

BACKGROUND: Demographic information is foundational for the planning and management of social programmes, in particular health services. The existing INDEPTH network surveillance sites are limited to coverage of sedentary populations.

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