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A quantitative systematic review of the efficacy of mobile phone interventions to improve medication adherence

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Systematic review of the characteristics and efficacy of mobile phone interventions to improve medication adherence. Secondary aims were to explore participants’ acceptability and satisfaction with mobile phone interventions and to evaluate the selected studies in terms of study rigour, impact, cost and resource feasibility, generalisability and implications for nursing practice and research. The literature search produced 29 quantitative research studies related to mobile phones and medication adherence. The studies were conducted for prevention purposes as well as management of acute and chronic illnesses. All of the studies used text messaging. While eighteen studies found significant improvement in medication adherence, the authors contend that more long-term studies characterised by rigorous research methodologies, appropriate statistical and economic analyses and the test of theory-based interventions are needed to determine the efficacy of mobile phones to influence medication adherence.

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Park, L. G., Howie-Esquivel, J., & Dracup, K. (2014). A quantitative systematic review of the efficacy of mobile phone interventions to improve medication adherence. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(9), 1932-1953.