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The effect of mobile phone text-message reminders on Kenyan health workers' adherence to malaria treatment guidelines: a cluster randomised trial.

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BACKGROUND: Health workers' malaria case-management practices often differ from national guidelines. We assessed whether text-message reminders sent to health workers' mobile phones could improve and maintain their adherence to treatment guidelines for outpatient paediatric malaria in Kenya. METHODS: From March 6, 2009, to May 31, 2010, we did a cluster-randomised controlled trial at 107 rural health facilities in 11 districts in coastal and western Kenya. With a computer-generated sequence,...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/s0140-6736(11)60783-6

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Akhwale, WS More by this author
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Zurovac, D
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Snow, RW
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Lancet Journal website
Volume:
378
Issue:
9793
Pages:
795-803
Publication date:
2011-08-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:b1cb0e6a-45f9-410e-934e-447b62d5d073
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170127
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pubs:170127

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