Mass messaging campaigns

Analyzing recommender systems for health promotion using a multidisciplinary taxonomy: A scoping review

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May 14, 2018
Recommender systems are information retrieval systems that provide users with relevant items (e.g., through messages). Despite their extensive use in the e-commerce and leisure domains, their application in healthcare is still in its infancy.

Humanitarian health computing using artificial intelligence and social media: A narrative literature review

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May 14, 2018
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 130 million people are in constant need of humanitarian assistance due to natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and conflicts, among other factors.

Implementation of CycleTel Family Advice: an SMS-based service to provide family planning and fertility awareness information in India

Background: CycleTel Family Advice (CFA), an SMS-based service designed to improve knowledge of fertility and family planning (FP), was delivered to over 100,000 people in India from April to August 2015. The goal of CFA was to increase knowledge on a range of reproductive health topics, e.g., the menstrual cycle, fertility, and FP, and to increase positive perceptions and use of FP.
N Ashcroft, H Garg, VH Jennings
http://mhealth.amegroups.com/article/view/14966/15110
22 May 2017

Mobile Phone Interventions for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Systematic Review.

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Sep 02, 2016

CONTEXT: Interventions for adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) are increasingly using mobile phones but may not effectively report evidence.

Modeling and testing maternal and newborn care mHealth interventions: a pilot impact evaluation and follow-up qualitative study in Guatemala.

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Jul 30, 2016

OBJECTIVE: To develop a descriptive model of structural characteristics of mHealth in the context of newborn nutrition, and to assess the effects of illustrative interventions through a mixed-methods study consisting of an impact evaluation and a qualitative assessment.

Is preference for mHealth intervention delivery platform associated with delivery platform familiarity?

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Jul 25, 2016

BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to ascertain whether greater familiarity with a smartphone or tablet was associated with participants' preferred mobile delivery modality for eHealth interventions.

Usabilty Evaluation of a Prototype Mobile App for Health Management for Persons Living with HIV.

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Jun 23, 2016

Mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps) have the potential to support self-management and improve health outcomes in persons living with HIV (PLWH). In this paper, we report on the final step in a three-stage user-centered design process for the development of a mHealth app for PLWH.

Potential Reach of mHealth Versus Traditional Mass Media for Prevention of Chronic Diseases: Evidence From a Nationally Representative Survey in a Middle-Income Country in Africa.

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May 21, 2016

BACKGROUND: Public radio and television announcements have a long tradition in public health education. With the global rise of computer and mobile device ownership, short message service (SMS) and email-based health services (mHealth) are promising new tools for health promotion.

Sexual health-related information delivery - are patient information leaflets still relevant?

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Jul 29, 2016

UNLABELLED: Background Patient information leaflets (PILs) are widely utilised within publically funded sexual health clinics to deliver sexual health-related information (SHRI); however, their continued value to clients in the era of social media is unclear.

Mobile health applications for HIV prevention and care in Africa.

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Oct 09, 2015

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: More people have mobile phones in Africa than at any point in history. Mobile health (m-health), the use of mobile phones to support the delivery of health services, has expanded in recent years.

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