Text Messaging for Managing Chronic Disease

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Uhrig (Contract No. HHSA290200600001I #7) [5 min., 10 sec.]
This project showed that text messaging can effectively promote medication adherence and appointment attendance; reduce risk-taking behaviors; and enhance social support, general health and well-being, and patient involvement. Using a relatively inexpensive technology and intervention with potential for wide dissemination and high impact, this intervention exemplified the use of mobile phones and text messaging as an effective health information and communication tool. This project focused specifically on health messages for HIV-positive men who have sex with men.