Text-messaging reminders spur treatment adherence

May 2009
Clinical Trials Administrator;May2009, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p53
This article reports on the discovery by one clinical trial investigator that reminding patients to adhere to treatment through text messaging worked very well. According to Joseph C. Kvedar, director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners Healthcare System Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts, text messaging works well but that there is a variety of ways to encourage people to adhere to a treatment. Treatment adherence is very important in clinical trials.


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