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mHealth information for migrants: an e-health intervention for internal migrants in Vietnam

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Health, May 2016
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Title
mHealth information for migrants: an e-health intervention for internal migrants in Vietnam
Published in
Reproductive Health, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12978-016-0172-6
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Authors

Lan Thi Hoang Vu, Ngan Thi Kim Nguyen, Hanh Thi Duc Tran, Nazeem Muhajarine

Abstract

Socio-economic development in Vietnam has resulted in increased internal migration particularly among young women seeking employment opportunities in cities. Vietnamese female migrants who enter new environments often encounter the loss or neglect of their right to access sexual and reproductive health services. To address this, a mobile health (mHealth) intervention model was implemented over 12 months (2013-2014) in a factory in the Long Bien industrial zone of Hanoi, Vietnam. The intervention provided sexual and reproductive health services for female migrants through text messaging, information booklets accompanied maps, and free counseling via a hotline. To evaluate the impact of the intervention, pre- and post-intervention data were collected to measure changes in women's knowledge and practices related to sexual and reproductive health. Qualitative data in the form of personal interviews were also collected. The sample size for the baseline survey was 411 women, and for the post-intervention survey it was 482 women (the intervention involved an open cohort). The majority of women were unmarried and under the age of 25. Results indicate that there was high uptake of the intervention services and that most women found the services important and useful. In addition, there was evidence that the intervention (1) increased women's knowledge of sexual and reproductive health (e.g., proper use of condoms, identification of high-risk behaviors such as having unprotected sex), and (2) fostered improved practices related to sexual and reproductive health (e.g., increased gynecological check-ups and use of condoms). The study demonstrated the feasibility of implementing a multi-faceted intervention for migrant women working in an industrial zone in Hanoi, Vietnam as well as its successful uptake and some early positive effects. This can be used to inform future design and implementation of mHealth/eHealth intervention models for migrant and other vulnerable/hard to reach population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 165 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 23 14%
Student > Master 23 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Student > Bachelor 16 10%
Student > Postgraduate 9 5%
Other 28 17%
Unknown 49 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 12%
Social Sciences 19 12%
Psychology 11 7%
Computer Science 8 5%
Other 24 15%
Unknown 54 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 05 April 2017.
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#4,040,969
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#464
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#66,933
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#3
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