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ahmadi H, Mahdian S Z, Sheikhtaheri A. The Effect of Short Message Service Reminders on Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Hyperlipidemia. jha. 2019; 22 (4) :12-21
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3039-en.html
1- Faculty of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Faculty of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , sz_mahdian@yahoo.com
3- School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1021 Views)
Introduction: Patients are required to take medications to control and prevent the progression of hypertension, one of the most common chronic diseases. The widely use of cellphone text messages make it easy and convenient to enhance medication adherence
The current study aimed to evaluate the effect of text message reminders on blood lipids control in patients with chronic hyperlipidemia.
Methods: The sample population in this randomized clinical trial, consisted of sixty patients divided into control and intervention groups at Imam Hossein Comprehensive Health Service Center in Borazjan in 2018. The patients in the intervention group received a daily reminder message for six weeks. Data were collected by Morisky questionnaire was completed by both groups at baseline and six weeks later. The data were analyzed by SPSS software version 25 and R version 2. 5. 3.
Results: the results indicated a significant difference between the two groups. (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Sending reminder messages to patients with chronic hyperlipidemia over a six-week period is effective and leads to improved medication adherence.

 
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Health Information Management
Received: 2019/07/9 | Accepted: 2019/12/31 | Published: 2019/12/31

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