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Efficacy of a text messaging (SMS) based intervention for adults with hypertension: protocol for the StAR (SMS Text-message Adherence suppoRt trial) randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Interventions to support people with hypertension in attending clinics and taking their medication have potential to improve outcomes, but delivery on a wide scale and at low cost is challenging. Some trials evaluating clinical interventions using short message service (SMS) text-messaging systems have shown important outcomes, although evidence is limited. We have developed a novel SMS system integrated with clinical care for use by people with hypertension in a low-resource sett...

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10.1186/1471-2458-14-28

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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
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BMC public health Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Pages:
28
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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1471-2458
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1471-2458
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uuid:2d8c82b3-2ce9-4e08-93d8-444f66e208ef
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447843
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pubs:447843
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English

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