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Development of a text-messaging intervention to improve treatment adherence and post-treatment review of children with uncomplicated malaria in western Kenya

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Patients' low adherence to artemisinin-based combination therapy has been reported in areas of Kenya bordering the Lake Victoria region, where the burden of malaria remains high. A randomized controlled trial is underway to determine the efficacy of short message service (SMS) text reminders on adherence to artemether-lumefantrine and post-treatment review of children under the age of five. This paper reports on the iterative process of intervention and delivery system development.An interven...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12936-015-0825-x

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Githinji, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine
Malinga, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine
Talisuna, A More by this author
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Malaria journal Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Pages:
320
Publication date:
2015-08-19
Acceptance date:
2015-07-28
DOI:
EISSN:
1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
URN:
uuid:6f17a60d-8739-42b9-aa73-717fab4cc1d4
Source identifiers:
539444
Local pid:
pubs:539444

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