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Mobile phone intervention for increasing adherence to treatment for type 2 diabetes in an urban area of Bangladesh: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, November 2014
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Title
Mobile phone intervention for increasing adherence to treatment for type 2 diabetes in an urban area of Bangladesh: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12913-014-0586-1
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Authors

Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Andreas Lechner, Uta Ferrari, Guenter Froeschl, Dewan Shamsul Alam, Rolf Holle, Jochen Seissler, Louis W Niessen

Abstract

BackgroundMobile phone technologies including SMS (short message service) have been used to improve the delivery of health services in many countries. However, data on the effects of mobile health technology on patient outcomes in resource-limited settings are limited. The aim of this study therefore is to measure the impact of a mobile phone SMS service on treatment success of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes in an urban area of Bangladesh.Methods/designThis is a single-centred randomized controlled intervention trial (prospective) comparing standard-of-care with standard-of-care plus a mobile phone-based SMS intervention for 6 months. A total of 216 participants with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes will be recruited. Data will be collected at the outpatient department of Bangladesh Institute of Health Science (BIHS) hospital at baseline and after 6 months. The primary outcome measure will be change in HbA1c between baseline and 6 months. The secondary outcome measures are self-reported medication adherence, clinic attendance, self-reported adoption of healthy behaviours, diabetes knowledge, quality of life and cost effectiveness of the SMS intervention. The inclusion criteria will be as follows: diagnosed as patients with type 2 diabetes by the BIHS physician, using oral medication therapy, living in Dhaka city, registered with the BIHS hospital, using a mobile phone, willing to return for follow up after 6 months and providing written informed consent. Participants will be allocated to control and intervention arms after recruitment using a randomization software. Data will be collected on Socio-demographic and economic information, mobile phone use and habits, knowledge of prevention, management and complications of diabetes, self-perceived quality of life assessment, self-reported diseases, medical history, family history of diseases, medication history, medication adherence, health seeking behaviour, tobacco use, physical activity, diet, mental health status, life events and disability, anthropometric measurements of weight, height, blood pressure and blood tests for HbA1c.DiscussionMobile phone SMS services have the potential to communicate with diabetes patients and to build awareness about the disease, improve self-management and avoid complications also in resource-limited setting. If this intervention proves to be efficient and cost-effective in the current trial, large-scale implementation could be undertaken.Trial registration DRKS00005188.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Bangladesh 1 <1%
Unknown 412 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 90 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 53 13%
Researcher 43 10%
Student > Bachelor 42 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 25 6%
Other 75 18%
Unknown 85 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 112 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 53 13%
Psychology 33 8%
Social Sciences 22 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 16 4%
Other 70 17%
Unknown 107 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 November 2015.
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#3,692,432
of 21,321,365 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,691
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#56,347
of 345,905 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#109
of 502 outputs
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