Heart Medication Reminder Texts Improved Patient Adherence

by Bidita Debnath on  November 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM Research News
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Getting reminder texts helped patients take their heart medicines more regularly (anti-platelet and cholesterol-lowering drugs).
 Heart Medication Reminder Texts Improved Patient Adherence
Heart Medication Reminder Texts Improved Patient Adherence

This is according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. In a 30-day, randomized controlled trial of 90 coronary heart disease patients, one group received customized text education messages and medication reminders; a second group got education messages only; and a third received no texts.

The text messaging groups had a 16 percent to 17 percent higher rate of taking correct doses and a higher rate of taking doses on schedule compared to the group who didn't receive text messaging. "There is now a major initiative to apply more innovative technologies such as mHealth, eHealth, and telehealth to effectively intervene to promote medication adherence," said Linda Park, Ph.D., study lead author and post-doctoral fellow at San Francisco VA Medical Center in California.

Source: Eurekalert

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