Zhang, Yanfeng

Prevalence of mobile phones and factors influencing usage by caregivers of young children in daily life and for health care in rural China: a mixed methods study.

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Mar 20, 2015

INTRODUCTION: To capitalise on mHealth, we need to understand the use of mobile phones both in daily life and for health care.

OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and factors that influence usage of mobile phones by caregivers of young children.

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mHealth Series: mHealth project in Zhao County, rural China - Description of objectives, field site and methods.

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Dec 23, 2013

BACKGROUND: We set up a collaboration between researchers in China and the UK that aimed to explore the use of mHealth in China. This is the first paper in a series of papers on a large mHealth project part of this collaboration.

mHealth Series: Measuring maternal newborn and child health coverage by text messaging - a county-level model for China.

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Dec 23, 2013

BACKGROUND: Effective interventions in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), if achieving high level of population coverage, could prevent most of deaths in children under five years of age.

mHealth Series: Text messaging data collection of infant and young child feeding practice in rural China - a feasibility study.

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Dec 23, 2013

BACKGROUND: Face-to-face interviews by trained field workers are commonly used in household surveys. However, this data collection method is labor-intensive, time-consuming, expensive, prone to interviewer and recall bias and not easily scalable to increase sample representativeness.

mHealth Series: Factors influencing sample size calculations for mHealth-based studies - A mixed methods study in rural China.

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Dec 23, 2013

BACKGROUND: An important issue for mHealth evaluation is the lack of information for sample size calculations.

OBJECTIVE: To explore factors that influence sample size calculations for mHealth-based studies and to suggest strategies for increasing the participation rate.

Text messaging data collection for monitoring an infant feeding intervention program in rural China: feasibility study.

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Dec 05, 2013

BACKGROUND: An effective data collection method is crucial for high quality monitoring of health interventions. The traditional face-to-face data collection method is labor intensive, expensive, and time consuming.

Smartphone versus pen-and-paper data collection of infant feeding practices in rural China.

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Sep 19, 2012

BACKGROUND: Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) household survey data are collected mainly with pen-and-paper. Smartphone data collection may have advantages over pen-and-paper, but little evidence exists on how they compare.