Evaluation of the Impact of Mobile Phone Messages on ART and PMTCT Adherence in Mozambique (SMSaude)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Vodacom
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Department for International Development, United Kingdom
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Absolute Return for Kids
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01910493
First received: July 25, 2013
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2013
History: No changes posted

July 25, 2013
July 25, 2013
November 2011
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Retention in ART care [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Retention in PMTCT care [ Time Frame: until 8 weeks post partum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Evaluation of the Impact of Mobile Phone Messages on ART and PMTCT Adherence in Mozambique
Evaluation of the Impact of Mobile Phone Messages on ART and PMTCT Adherence in Mozambique: A Randomized Control Trial

Mobile phone SMS are increasingly used to promote positive health behaviour with an aim to improve health outcomes. However, robust data on the efficacy of SMS on health seeking behaviour and patient outcomes in resource-limited settings is sparse. The SMSaude study aims to assess whether regular SMS-reminders improve retention on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programmes in Mozambique.

SMSaúde is a multisite randomised clinical trial of HIV-infected adults on ART and HIV-infected pregnant women in six clinics in Maputo Province, Mozambique. Eligibility criteria include: currently residing in the province; no plans to move for 12+ months; have own cell-phone; literate; 8-28 weeks pregnant (PMTCT cohort); on first line ART and on ART for >15 days (ART cohort). Patients were interviewed for eligibility, and then randomized (1:1). SMS reminders are sent to the intervention group using software that picks up the patient's next appointment from the electronic patient database. Primary outcomes tested were improved retention in ART care and uptake of all PMTCT services.

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
HIV-positive
Behavioral: SMS reminders
Intervention participants only will be sent text messages to their phones. The content of text messages will have a maximum of 160 characters and not mention HIV and will state the dates for the forthcoming consultations, visits to the pharmacy, lab results, time to take medication and reminders for patients who miss appointments.
  • Active Comparator: ART no SMS reminders
    control group
    Intervention: Behavioral: SMS reminders
  • Active Comparator: PMTCT no SMS reminders
    control group
    Intervention: Behavioral: SMS reminders
  • Experimental: SMS reminders to PMTCT cohort
    experimental group
    Intervention: Behavioral: SMS reminders
  • Experimental: SMS reminders to ART cohort
    experimental group
    Intervention: Behavioral: SMS reminders
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
1352
June 2013
May 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • On ART for >15 days (for ART only)
  • Live in province and plan to stay for 12+ months
  • Have cell phone
  • Literate

For PMTCT (in addition to above criteria):

- pregnant between 8-28 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

-

Both
18 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Mozambique
 
NCT01910493
SMSaude01
No
Absolute Return for Kids
Absolute Return for Kids
  • Vodacom
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Department for International Development, United Kingdom
Principal Investigator: Cesar de Palha, MD University of Eduardo Mondlane
Absolute Return for Kids
July 2013

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